There's a ton on the line when the Tigers of Louisiana State University travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to take on a potentially explosive Razorbacks squad.
The sting of losing for the sixth-straight time to its chief rival, the mighty Crimson Tide of Alabama, will feel almost like terminal pain if the boys from Baton Rouge drop their third in a row to Arkansas.
If interim head coach Ed Orgeron is looking to buy a home for a lengthy stay, he can't let his team lose for a second consecutive week, as teams have been known to feel the after-effects of a Bama game for a lot longer than the actual tilt. (Or he better have a darn good real estate agent.)
In fact, many attribute the past couple of losses to Arkansas to that line of reasoning, as the Tigers have, seemingly, not shown up the following week for its annual battle with the Hogs.
Whether they are the beneficiaries of perfect timing, or not, the Razorbacks have the ability to beat any given team on any given day -- outside of Alabama, of course -- and have the perfect style to take it the Tigers.
Arkansas' ability to quickly get rid of the ball combined with its re-discovered punishing rushing attack is a tough road to hoe -- especially after you've been in a 10-0 trading of blows with the defending national champions.
While Arkansas' defense is extremely suspect, it has the ability to make every game a shootout. Click the video below for a potential matchup that may have a heavy influence on the potential outcome.