Preview: Arkansas vs. Louisiana Tech

The Arkansas Razorbacks will begin their season by taking on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday.

Arkansas is coming off of an 8-5 season where they finished tied for third in the SEC West.  The Razorbacks capped of their season with a win over Kansas State in the Liberty Bowl.

Louisiana Tech enters 2016 with high expectations after two back-to-back nine win seasons.

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema spoke highly of his opponents and their coach, Skip Holtz.

Saturday’s game will mark the fourth meeting between the teams with Arkansas winning the first three contests.

Louisiana Tech named rookie J’Mar Smith as their starter for the season opener. According to Bielema, Smith was an SEC prospect and his physical abilities will present a threat to the Razorbacks.

Junior Austin Allen will be under center for Arkansas. The game will mark his first start after making just two appearances in 2016.

Arkansas and Louisiana Tech have something to prove as both teams feature head coaches looking to take their programs to the next level of success. Both Bielema and Holtz have turned their programs around but, are looking to their teams to the next level of success.

To find out which team might be ready to take a leap, tune in Saturday at 4 p.m. on the SEC Network.

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