Arkansas can hang with Alabama

Why you shouldn't count out the Hogs, other bold predictions for Week 3

Updated: September 13, 2012, 12:16 PM ET
By Phil Steele | Special to ESPN Insider
John L. SmithWesley Hitt/Getty ImagesJohn L. Smith's Arkansas team has a better chance to beat Alabama than you might think.

The bold predictions held up pretty well again last week, as three of my six FCS-over-FBS upset possibilities took place, while Mississippi State easily won my toss-up game of the week. In addition, Florida ended up spoiling Texas A&M's SEC debut, thanks to a dominating second half from its defense.

We'll try to keep that momentum going this week. Here are my bold predictions for Week 3:

1. Arkansas will hang with Alabama
Zero. Zip. Nada. No one is giving the Arkansas Razorbacks a chance this week against the Alabama Crimson Tide. But I am. Here's why …

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