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Game-by-game predictions for Arkansas football in 2023

Game-by-game predictions for Arkansas football in 2023

Arkansas is entering year four of the Sam Pittman era, although one could argue it’s really year three if you remove the first season which was a SEC-only reduced schedule.

That being said, Pittman has exceeded expectations to this point, despite finishing .500 a year ago after a 3-0 start vaulted the Razorbacks into the top ten of the national rankings.

In the offseason, Arkansas lost both coordinators (Kendal Briles to TCU as offensive coordinator and Barry Odom to UNLV as head coach).

Briles’ replacement was a familiar one, as Dan Enos returned for a second stint after coordinating the offense from 2015-17 under Bret Bielema.

Travis Williams is the new defensive coordinator. An Auburn alum, he had worked under Gus Malzahn in a variety of different roles since 2014.

Let’s get our crystal ball out and see how 2023 is going to go.

Sept. 2 vs. Western Carolina Catamounts

LITTLE ROCK, AR – NOVEMBER 29: Overall view of War Memorial Stadium before the Arkansas Razorbacks versus the Missouri Tigers at War Memorial Stadium on November 29, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

This is the lone visit to Little Rock for the 2023 Razorbacks, and their first since trouncing UA-Pine Bluff here in October 2021.

With it doubling as the season opener, fans in central Arkansas should surely sell out the one opportunity they will get to see the Hogs play.

Prediction: Arkansas 45-17

Record: 1-0

Sept. 9 vs. Kent State Golden Flashes

Kent State Golden Flashes quarterback Colin Reardon (10) is sacked by Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Darron Lee (43) during Saturday’s NCAA Division I football game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on September 13, 2014. Ohio State won the game 66-0. (Dispatch Photo by Barbara J. Perenic)

Arkansas has never played the Golden Flashes in football. The on-campus home opener should be rowdy and should provide a tougher test than the previous…

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