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2006 Arkansas Razorbacks Football Preview

Welcome to the official MadduxSports.com 2006 Arkansas Razorbacks NCAA season preview. Like we do each and every season we have inspected and broken down the team, you can also find the 2006 Arkansas Razorbacks Football Schedule here. If you plan to bet on NCAA football be sure to use expert College football picks from Maddux Sports as well as bookmark our free college football lines page offering up to the minute point spreads for the weekly schedule.

Coach: Houston Nutt (9th year at Arkansas)
Team Name: Razorbacks
2005 Overall Record: 4-7
2005 SEC Conference Record 2-6
Returning Starters: 19

For many years, the Razorbacks have been noted for their running game. Last season they were 12th in rushing yards per game with 216.9. In 2006, they’re looking to air it our more, the question is “who will be doing the airing?”

QB is up for grabs—Casey Dick, Robert Johnson and Mitch Mustain are all in contention with none having yet secured the central spot.

The starting offensive line lost only one player this season—they should be stellar.

Running behind them, tailback Darren McFadden (176 carries, 1,113 YDS, 11 TDs) has acceleration, power and speed that can carry him to the goal line. Fullback Peyton Hillis meshes athleticism with speed to gain yards on the ground and after catching a pass.

Marcus Monk is the team’s most prominent receiver but he needs some help from other potential targets.

The defense was sound against the run last season. Nine starters are back, with the biggest question for Arkansas being at free safety where Michael Grant will get the start. Opponents have tended to exploit the secondary and may still do so this season.

The Razorbacks lost four close SEC contests in 2005. With the right QB those games could go in their favor. They have a difficult schedule, including an opener on the road against USC. Key post-season determining games will be against Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Arkansas Razorbacks 2006 Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 2
USC
Home
Sep 9
Utah State
Home
Sep 16
Vanderbilt
Road
Sep 23
Alabama
Home
Oct 7
Auburn
Road
Oct 14
SE Missouri State
Home
Oct 21
Mississippi
Home
Oct 28
ULM
Home
Nov 4
South Carolina
Road
Nov 11
Tennessee
Home
Nov 18
Mississippi State
Road
Nov 25
LSU
Home

 

For more data on the 2006 Arkansas football program, view the Razorbacks team website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the SEC competition.

 

2006 SEC Football Previews

All 12 of the South Eastern Conference teams can be found below. By clicking on the team link you will be able to view our 2006 preview of each SEC football team. For other teams not in the SEC visit the main 2006 college football preview page.

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