College Football Pick Arkansas vs Ohio State 1-4-11

January 4, 2011


Allstate Sugar Bowl

#6 Ohio State Buckeyes vs #8 Arkansas Razorbacks

Tuesday January 4, 2011 8:30 PM EST

Line: Ohio State -3

Ohio State only lost 1 game on the season, and that was at #18 Wisconsin 31-18. They were 2-1 vs ranked teams, but Miami was ranked earlier this year and they showed they weren’t a ranked team. The Razorbacks only had 2 loses, both to top 10 teams in Alabama and Auburn. Arkansas is 3-2 vs ranked teams.

Stats to consider:

Ohio State Buckeyes:

  • Ohio State is 11-1.
  • Points for per game: 39.4 (11th)
  • Points against per game: 13.3 (3rd)
  • Passing yards a game: 229.2 (55th)
  • Rushing yards a game: 219.7 (14th)

Arkansas Razorbacks:

  • Arkansas is 10-2.
  • Points for per game: 37.3 (14th)
  • Points against per game: 22.8 (42nd)
  • Passing yards a game: 338.4 (4th)
  • Rushing yards a game: 150.8 (65th)

What to watch for:

  • Ohio State Junior QB Terrelle Pryor has thrown for 2,551 yards 25 TDs and 11 Ints. He threw for more than 250 yards twice on the season. His main receiver has been Senior WR Dane Sanzenbacher who leads the team with 889 yards and 10 TDs.
  • Ohio State Junior RB Dan Herron leads the team with 1,068 yards and 15 TDs. Pryor is second on the team with 639 yards and 4 TDs.
  • Arkansas Junior QB Ryan Mallett has thrown for 3,592 yards 30 TDs and 11 Ints.
  • Razorbacks Sophomore RB Knile Davis leads the team with 1,183 yards and 13 TDs.

This football pick is tough due to how close these teams are in talent level. Arkansas has the leg up on offense, while Ohio State has the better defense. Arkansas has been more tested this season, and Ohio State had the whole suspension drama go down. Look for Arkansas to put up points, while Ohio State may struggle scoring.

Free College Football Pick: Arkansas +3

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