The Texas Tech and Arkansas game is almost upon us. Arkansas enters this game with a 1-1 record and virtually no quality win since the middle of the 2012 season. It’s a game that not only can be a statement win for head coach Bret Bielema and the rest of his squad, but also an opportunity to vastly improve their bowl chances down the line this season.

Here are my bold predictions for Arkansas’ non-conference clash against Texas Tech.

Bold prediction #1: Arkansas rushes for 300 or more yards

Ok, 300 may be a little much, but I don’t care. The Razorbacks rushing attack is one of the best in the country behind a massive (and talented) offensive line and a deep running back group. Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams have both posted great numbers this season, especially Collins who is in the midst of “his best two months in the program” according Bielema. Add in Korliss Marshall against a troubling Texas Tech front seven and you have a recipe for success for the Arkansas running backs. I like the Hogs to run wild in Lubbock on Saturday.

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Bold prediction #2: At least 70 points are scored between the two teams

When looking at this game, you see two contrasting offensive styles: an Air Raid offense against a more traditional, power football team. However, with both defenses lacking in key areas, I think both offenses have a big day. Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb should expose a weaker Arkansas secondary, especially with some of the weapons they have in that offense. And as I just mentioned, the stage is set for Collins, Williams and Marshall to have plenty of room to run against the Texas Tech defense. Touchdowns and points will be bountiful in an offensive shootout.

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Bold prediction #3: Hogs’ wide receivers have two scores of 40 or more yards

After a so-so performance in the season-opener against Auburn, fans got a glimpse of the big-play potential from Keon Hatcher and Jared Cornelius during the Nicholls State game. With a successful running game tomorrow, it should open up some room for quarterback Brandon Allen to throw the ball downfield to his most athletic receivers. I believe Hatcher or Cornelius will be able to take advantage of a run-focused Red Raiders defense a few times tomorrow and burn them for big plays.