Saturday’s Arkansas-LSU game represented an opportunity and a challenge for the Razorbacks.
The Hogs (4-6, 1-5 SEC) dropped their fifth SEC game of the year and now need two wins in their final two games to gain bowl eligibility. LSU (7-3, 4-2) covered the 17-point spread with a 33-10 win.
You can find a recap of the game and remnants of our live analysis below.
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LSU 33, Arkansas 10 (3:46, 4Q) – Derrius Guice just ran for his third touchdown of the day. Arkansas will drop its fifth SEC game of the season. Two left.
LSU 26, Arkansas 10 (6:22, 4Q) – Arkansas just failed on a 4th-and-1 in its own territory. This feels like it’s over.
LSU 26, Arkansas 10 (14:56, 4Q) – This quickly became a large mountain for Arkansas to climb. First play of the fourth is a touchdown pass from Danny Etling to Chark.
END OF THIRD: LSU 19, Arkansas 10 – The Tigers are driving. Feels like a touchdown on this one might put this game away for LSU.
LSU 19, Arkansas 10 (4:29, 3Q) – That sure didn’t take long. Derrius Guice lit the Arkansas offense the last 50 yards of that drive. The Tigers running back goes in for his second touchdown of the day. LSU missed the extra-point again, though.
LSU 13, Arkansas 10 (6:22, 3Q) – A Connor Limpert field goal cuts the Tigers’ lead in half. Arkansas gets a stop on this Tigers drive, we’re lining up for a great finish.
LSU 13, Arkansas 7 (11:13, 3Q) – Derrius Guice is awfully good. The LSU running back just went in from six to score six. But only six. The extra-point was missed.
HALFTIME: Arkansas 7, LSU 7 – Hogs’ defense is playing solid football. Arkansas offense is not, but the final drive of the half tied things. There’s a chance.
Arkansas 7, LSU 7 (:16, 2Q) – Austin Allen, ladies and gentleman. In his first game in a month, he was the absolute Man on that drive to tie the game. Devwah Whaley in from a yard. Tie game.
LSU 7, Arkansas 0 (7:00, 2Q) – These offenses are less than impressive so far today. One big play is about the thing that’s happened.
End of 1st: LSU 7, Arkansas 0 – Arkansas had a grand total of five offensive plays go for positive yardage. Five. In 15 minutes.
LSU 7, Arkansas 0 (1:39 1Q) – D.J. Chark’s double-move just burned Henre’ Toliver. Even Danny Etling was able to make that wide-open lob pass. A 45-yard touchdown pass for LSU puts the Tigers on the board.
LSU 0, Arkansas 0 (4:02 1Q) – LSU just shanked a 32-yard field goal to keep the game tied. Neither offense looks especially great so far. That’s good news for Arkansas, which is a clear underdog.
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Pregame score predictions
LSU 35, Arkansas 10
Arkansas is riding a two-game winning streak. It’s the first time the Hogs have strung together wins since September 2016, when they began the season 3-0. However, that doesn’t mean they are playing particularly well. For the most part, Arkansas was outplayed by both Ole Miss and Coastal Carolina in narrow victories the past two weeks. Meanwhile, LSU is playing its best football of the season and looks like a totally different team since losing to Troy in late September. That spells a blowout in favor of the Tigers. — Trent Shadid
LSU 34, Arkansas 24
This is going to be the best game Arkansas has played in more than a month and, still, the Razorbacks will lose. No one on the outside probably believes it, but Arkansas, in the locker room, is a team that knows it’s won two straight, and it’s a bunch that believes in momentum. Why not? Bad Arkansas teams have beaten good LSU teams before. It’s rare, though. And this isn’t one of those years. — Eric Bolin
LSU 49, Arkansas 17
The Hogs are heading into Death Valley for an 11 a.m. CT kickoff that not many people will be watching. The kick time may be a slight advantage for Arkansas early on, but not much else. LSU’s defense stifles the Razorbacks late in the game and the Tigers — like everyone else against the Hogs — will score at will. — John Nabors
Looking ahead to Week 12: The Razorbacks will host Mississippi State on Saturday, Nov. 18. Kickoff time and TV network haven’t been finalized.