Point Spread: 7.00 | -115.00 Texas (Away)
The Arkansas Razorbacks will take on the Texas Longhorns in the Texas Bowl in Houston tonight. The Longhorns are a sizable dog here, and I don't think Arkansas deserves to be giving up so many points in at a neutral site against a Texas team with a very solid defense.
Arkansas lost it's regular season finale at Missouri, and QB Brandon Allen threw for just 133 yards on 13-of-30 passing in that game. The Tigers out-gained the Razorbacks 423-228, winning the game by a score of 21-14.
Arkansas strength is it's defense that ranked 17th nationally allowing an average 20.3 points per game. That defense is going to be shorthanded here in Texas, as two key players in the secondary have been suspended for violating team rules (CB Carroll Washington and S Rohan Gaines).
Texas played ranked opponents at neutral sites twice this season, losing both those game. Neither of those two games were decided by more than five points though, losing 20-17 to UCLA, and 31-26 versus Oklahoma.
A 48-10 home loss to #5 TCU in their season finale looks pretty ugly, but putting it in perspective, the Horned Frogs piled on 28 points in the fourth quarter. Arkansas doesn't have the offensive weapons to do that, and I expect this game to be a struggle for the Razorbacks.