Game Preview: GS looks to rebound against SEC foe

DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

History: The Razorbacks and Eagles have never met on the gridiron.

Last Week: Georgia Southern fell to FAU, 38-6, on Saturday. Offensive struggles haunted the Eagles all day, as they accumulated just 257 yards.

“Very disappointed in our performance last week, really disappointed with out start to the season,” said head coach Chad Lunsford. “Feel like we should be a lot better, a lot further along than we are.”

The Eagles struggled in every aspect of the game on Saturday. To go along with just 257 offensive yards, the GA defense gave up 541 yards to an FAU offense full of unknowns.

Freshman quarterback Cam Ransom was banged up during Saturday’s game, allowing Sam Kenerson to take snaps under center. Both guys struggled to find a rhythm, which hindered the offensive attack for GS.

Scouting Report: Offensively, the Razorbacks are a run-minded team. In last week’s game against No. 15 Texas, Arkansas carried the ball 47 times for 333 rushing yards. The offensive line, made up of five starters all above 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds is a huge part of the Razorback’s success on the ground.

“Huge offensive line, like trees man,” said Lunsford. “I think that’s where it starts with them, because they want to run the football. They’re going to be down and dirty and they’re going to be trying to make sure they establish the run.”

The Eagles have consistently been among the nation’s leaders in rushing defense, but ranks No. 63 in stopping the run game through two games this season.

The Razorbacks defense has shown little to no weaknesses through two games. Arkansas ranks No. 27 in total defense, allowing just 272 yards per game.

Bottom Line: Saturday’s matchup could serve as a potential trap game for the Razorbacks.

Arkansas took down the No. 15 team in the country last season and will face No. 7 Texas A&M next week. The Eagles only real hope is that the Razorbacks are already looking ahead to next week’s pivotal SEC matchup.

Despite welcoming back their veteran quarterback, the Eagles will simply be outmatched against a talented SEC opponent.

Prediction: Arkansas coasts to 42-20 victory