Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview
by Jeff Smith
2011 AllState Sugar Bowl
Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State is 0-9 against SEC teams in bowl games. That has to be sobering for a team that went 11-1 in a season that saw them post their lone loss to Wisconsin.
The Buckeyes have Terrelle Pryor’s Rose Bowl performance in their back pocket, and if he can replicate what he did last year Ohio State stands a good chance.
Arkansas is led by Ryan Mallett. He passed for 3,592 yards this season and threw 30 touchdown passes this season. He’s dangerous because he’s got so many options to throw to; any defense that keys on one receiver will be burnt by another. The Buckeyes often use zone coverage, and they use it well. They have some serious talent in their secondary with corner Chimdi Chekwa, but can they match up with Arkansas? Ohio State might just end its struggles against the SEC.
Prediction: Ohio State over Arkansas
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