The LSU Tigers are on the road for the day after Thanksgiving as they lock horns in SEC conference play with the Arkansas Razorbacks from NCAA college football action on Friday afternoon. Kick off time from Arkansas is scheduled for 2:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.
The point spread came out with the road team LSU Tigers favored by –13 points. The early money from the bettors has landed on the side of the road underdog as LSU is now favored by -12 ½ points.
When these two SEC conference foes met in 2011 it was LSU with the 41-17 home win as a -10 ½ point betting favorite. The total in the game came in at over 53 ½ points. CFB Trend: The over is 5-1 in their past six head to head meetings.
LSU moved to 9-2 on the season following a 41-35 home win last week against the Mississippi Rebels as a -19 point betting favorite. The game went over 48 points. The Tigers overcome a 28-20 deficit after three quarters by outscoring the Rebels 21-7 in the fourth quarter. They put up 427 offensive yards with 145 rushing for less than four yards a carry. LSU turns the ball over three times and takes four away from Ole Miss. Zach Mettenberger completes 22 of 37 throws for 282 yards and two picks. On the year the junior signal caller is completing 59% of his passes with 10 touchdowns and 6 picks. LSU allowed Mississippi to amass 463 yards of offense with 147 from their ground attack for 3 ½ yards per attempt. The Tigers are a longshot to make the SEC championship game. They need Alabama to lose to Auburn and a win against Arkansas. LSU is 5th nationally on the defensive side of the ball allowing just 282 yards per game.
Arkansas has lost two straight. They come off a bad 45-17 road defeat last week to the Mississippi St Bulldogs as a +5 point underdog to fall to 4-7 on the season and eliminated from bowl consideration. The total came over 54 ½ points. The Razorbacks collapse in the second half as they get outscored 28-0 in defeat. Their offense gained 359 yards with 126 coming from their ground attack for less than four yards per attempt. They turn the ball over five times and take one away from the Bulldogs. Tyler Wilson completed 23 of 29 throws for 225 yards with two touchdowns and two pick. On the 2012 campaign Wilson is completing 62% of his throws with 20 touchdowns and 12 picks. Arkansas allowed Mississippi St to gain 505 offensive yards with 203 from their rushing attack for 5 ½ yards per carry. The Razorbacks have struggled all season defending the pass. They rank 119th nationally by allowing 292 yards passing per game.