Arkansas has played an out-of-conference ranked opponent, a top-five FCS school, and an SEC school in the first three weeks of the season.
Now at 3-0, they are ready to take on their first-season rival in Texas A&M.
The Aggies and Razorbacks’ rivalry goes back to 1903, when the two first met. Many players have showcased their skills in this rivalry, but it’s time for a new legend to emerge from this old Southwest conference matchup.
Texas A&M has been a mystery this season after going through the summer as one of the hottest teams coming into the season. Jimbo Fisher is still looking for a quarterback, and no one has broken out as the go-to player on the offense.
Arkansas hasn’t had that problem. Just in the backfield alone, the Hogs have two players with national recognition.
This game is the perfect opportunity for an individual player to break out and inscribe their name in the history book of this century-old rivalry.
Arkansas QB, KJ Jefferson
Sep 17, 2022; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback KJ Jefferson (1) warms up prior to the game against the Missouri State Bears at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
Jefferson has been consistent for the Hogs. He hasn’t had the Heisman-moment but the Hogs are winning, which is a large piece to the Heisman puzzle. Breakout game against the Aggies could spark that conversation.
Texas A&M RB, Devon Achane
Sep 17, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies running back Devon Achane (6) runs with the ball against the Miami Hurricanes during the second half at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
How do you beat a team with the best pass rush in the country? Use your running backs in the passing game and Achane could be what the doctor ordered for the Aggies.
Arkansas RB, Rocket…
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Author : Razorbacks Wire
Publish date : 2022-09-21 21:30:55
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