If LSU lost to Arkansas, it would be the largest upset since before Joe Brady was born
Large point spreads have been a popular topic in college football lately, with Ohio State favored by more than 50 points over Rutgers last week. Now LSU has opened as a 46-point favorite against Arkansas in Baton Rouge.
With the way the Arkansas season has gone, a simple cover would be seen as a victory of sorts, not unlike Rutgers last week, which covered with a 56-21 defeat. According to Action Network, if Arkansas were to win, it would be the largest point spread upset since 1980. For perspective, LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady is 30-years-old.
Outside of the point spread, the most interesting part of this game may be the head coaching debt of interim coach Barry Lunney Jr., who took over for the fired Chad Morris before the Razorbacks bye week last week.
“It’s about giving them their best opportunity to succeed these last couple of weeks,” Lunney said at the press conference when he was announced as interim. “It’s all about them.
Lunney made his first start as quarterback in the Razorbacks’ 25-24 victory at Tennessee in 1992.
“As I told them, one of the things that I’ve gleaned from my experience was, whether you were a senior on that team in 1992 or a freshman, there were some good things that came out of that. Those seniors that were a part of that team in 1992 went on the road to play Tennessee and beat them when they were No. 4 in the country.”
The game is a 6 p.m. kickoff from Tiger Stadium and will be broadcast on ESPN.
Arkansas is a 46 point underdog at LSU… To try to put that in perspective, a Razorback win would be THE BIGGEST POINT SPREAD UPSET IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL SINCE 1980, according to Action Network.
— Kyle Deckelbaum (@KATVKyle) November 17, 2019