In a matter of hours, the 2014 season will be under way for both the Arkansas Razorbacks and Auburn Tigers.

Popular opinion believes Auburn will win at ease this afternoon as they set out to defend their SEC Championship. However, I’m here to make some bold predictions for the Hogs, who look to surprise the college football world and upset Auburn in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Bold Prediction #1: Arkansas runs for at least 250 yards and three TDs against Auburn

Behind their trio of running backs – Alex Collins, Jonathan Marshall and Korliss Marshall – the Razorbacks will establish a strong running game against an inexperienced Auburn defensive line. Collins and Marshall will wear down the Auburn front seven with their combination of size and power, while Marshall becomes the change-of-pace back for the Hogs, breaking off a few big runs. The trio is easily Arkansas’ most reliable weapons on offense as the possible rainstorms puts even more importance on the power run game.

Bold Prediction #2: Trey Flowers and Deatrich Wise Jr. combine for five TFL

Auburn boasts an offensive line that enters the 2014 season with 98 starts combined, but Arkansas’ defensive ends – Trey Flowers and Deatrich Wise Jr – could be one of the SEC’s best pass rushing duos by season’s end. While Flowers’ career speaks for itself, Wise is one of the most underrated ends in the conference. I expect that he’ll explode onto the scene with a big first game against the Tigers.

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Bold Prediction #3: Hunter Henry hauls in at least eight catches and scores a TD

Tight end Hunter Henry had a strong offseason and is now fully healthy for the 2014 season. At 6-foot-6, 255-pounds Henry’s blend of size and speed will present numerous problems for Auburn and their linebackers.  Henry is now a sophomore and should be fully adjusted to the SEC speed. He showed flashes last season as a match-up problem for even the conference’s best defenses. Henry can beat you both on short routes and on the deeper throws. Quarterback Brandon Allen and he should establish a solid connection with Henry as the tight ends up with at least eight catches and one touchdown.