Arkansas is a 14-point underdog as it travels to Jordan-Hare Stadium to take on No. 13 Auburn. Gus Malzahn’s squad is licking its wounds after a loss to Georgia, while Arkansas is coming off an emotional win over Mississippi State, its first SEC victory since 2017.

Things should return to form for the Tigers as a double-digit favorite, right? Not so fast, according to SEC Network college football analyst Chris Doering during an appearance on “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Friday.

While Sam Pittman still has some work to do in his first season as head coach of the Razorbacks, a 2nd-straight win over a Top 20 opponent will be a loud and clear sign that the program is very much trending in the right direction after breaking a 20-game in-conference losing streak. It will also be added fuel for those looking for the ouster of Gus Malzahn, who always seems to have his share of detractors calling for his job every year.

The Tigers have put up 50 or more points against the Razorbacks during their current 4-game winning streak in the series, which included wins over Chad Morris, so the Hogs will be looking to turn the tables in a big way on Saturday.