Arkansas Razorbacks Football: Five most important games for Hogs in 2015

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Sep 27, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies receiver Josh Reynolds (11) runs after a catch for a game tying touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Arkansas Razorbacks at AT&T Stadium. The Aggies beat the Razorbacks 35-28. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

5. Arkansas vs Texas A&M (Arlington, TX) – Sept. 26

There’s not a team in the west that isn’t important this season but when I look at the 2015 schedule the first thing that sticks out to me is the neutral site game in Jerry’s World vs. Texas A&M. It’s not really an away game per say but it is in the sense that both teams have to stay in hotels while prepping to play in a stadium that’s not their home field. So technically you could call it an away game for both teams.

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Either way the Razorbacks need to get a win here to slow the three-year winning streak the Aggies have found themselves in control of since entering the SEC. The Razorback defense, especially the secondary, will be key to the Hogs pulling out a win over an A&M team that returns one of the better receiving corps in all of college football. Last year the secondary gave up two big touchdown plays in the fourth-quarter as well as in over-time for a total of 170 yards that culminated in 21 unanswered points leading to A&M’s victory 35-28 in overtime.

Heading into the 2015 season the Razorbacks have all their momentum carrying over from the offseason and to get a win over an explosive A&M team could have an immeasurable effect on the rest of the 2015 season for the Razorbacks as well as mark the start of a magical season. Where Arkansas capitalizes will again be with the running attack and the ability to create mismatches with the big athletic tight end duo of Sprinkle and Henry.

If Arkansas can find a way to stay out of penalty trouble and continue to dominate the time of possession numbers(34 mins/gm) while not giving up the big plays then the Razorbacks could very well pull out the win while putting the rest of the SEC on notice.

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