By Josh Kramer
Louisiana-Monroe stole the show in Week 2 with their shocking upset of the heavily favored Razorbacks. In addition, the Pac-12 flexed their muscles against the Big Ten and staked their claim as the second best conference in college football. Luckily for all of us, Week 3 is when the schedule begins to take things up a notch. The powder puff games are few and far between, with ranked matchups galore.
Here are the marquee matchups:
Alabama at Arkansas: Crimson Tide by 24
Headline: No comeback needed this time around. The Crimson Tide smack around the overmatched Razorbacks from start to finish.
Louisiana-Monroe? Do they even have a college football team? This stunning upset was reminiscent of the infamous Appalachian State victory in the Big House back on September 1, 2007. That was last week though. Believe me, Alabama is not going to come to town with milk and cookies because they feel bad for the Razorbacks. Not to mention that the status of Arkansas star quarterback Tyler Wilson is uncertain.
Back when the schedules were released, this was a game that I and many thought would be a classic. That just won’t be the case. The Razorbacks have defeated seven of their past ten ranked foes, but Alabama is better than the Razorbacks in every facet of the game. Add in the fact that Tyler Wilson’s status is uncertain, and you have a blowout in Fayetteville. Continue reading