This one has a chance to get as ugly and messy as Porky and his pigsty.
Running backs Darren McFadden (Heisman Trophy candidate and possible #1 overall selection in next year's NFL Draft) and Felix Jones are running for nearly 250 yards per game.
The duo's biggest concern of late has been what to wear on Halloween. Not kidding. There is an on-line poll going on Hogwired.com on what the two backs should be for Trick or Treat: the 3 choices are Sonny and Cher, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble or the Blues Brothers.
FIU has not helped itself with its run defense this season giving up more than 200 yards per game and I don't see Arkansas running below that number.
The FIU offense has gotten a little bit better of late taking leads to start the last two games, but the Golden Panthers will need to explode for points in this one to make it competitive.
Arkansas is not the elite of the SEC, but they are just more advanced physically than FIU right now and don't see this one close.
GPP thinks: Arkansas 45, FIU 13
Hope that live baseball blog went off well last night and maybe we can get more of those going in the future.
alt7787: Thanks for the visual support there with Clint Hurdle. Eerie similarities.
Quijote: The Canadian team that FIU played is good, but they just weren't last night. They are among 60-70 teams that are currently playing in the Perfect Game Showcase tournament in Jupiter at the Marlins spring training complex. The teams in that tourney are made up of some of the best high school and college talent in the nation. TT sent some of his assistants up there this week to look at some players.
CJ: Haven't heard anything about FIU looking at Jaren Jones, but with the running back playing at the head coach's alma mater I'm sure MC knows who he is.
2006PA: Welcome to the GPP.