Run and Shoot: Not much scoring at half in Baton Rouge

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Not much scoring at half in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. - It may be good defense, or it may be bad offense.

But whatever "it" is, it's preventing points from being scoring in this afternoon's LSU-Arkansas matchup.

The Razorbacks lead the No. 1 Tigers at halftime, 7-6, but the way the teams got to that score has been anything but exciting.

Arkansas superstar Darren McFadden fumbled the opening kickoff of the game at his own 25-yard line, but LSU missed a grand opportunity by only converting a field goal on the ensuing possession.

The Tigers' offense has looked dreadful in the first half, and quarterback Matt Flynn has looked especially bad, completing only 7-of-22 passes.

Things haven't been much better for the Razorbacks. Aside from a 97-yard drive that resulted in a 16-yard touchdown for McFadden, Arkansas hasn't clicked on offense either.

The team that strings together a few decent drives in the second half should come out on top.

Arkansas has outgained LSU, 144-95, and 111 of those yards have come on the grounf.

McFadden has bounced back from a slow start, gaining 72 yards on 14 carries.

Expect the Razorbacks to continue their ground attack in the second half. If LSU can't slow that attack down, the Tigers might see their national title hopes slowly dwindle away.

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