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ARKANSAS VS. LOUISIANA-MONROE
6 p.m., War Memorial Stadium. $45.

The Bobby Petrino era is underway. And after last Saturday's nail-biter against Division I-AA Western Illinois, we've learned a few things. The red pants will never work. Our defense will probably be woeful. Once again, our receivers seem likely to drop a lot of passes. We're way, way young. But, you know, at least over the radio and on paper, most of Bobby Petrino's play calls made sense. We're throwing the ball again. Casey Dick apparently looked steely and out-threw all other SEC quarterbacks. That's an unexpected sentence. So even though pre-season expectations could never live up to the reality of our team's talent level, last weekend's underwhelming results aren't likely to keep Central and South Arkansans away from War Memorial on Saturday. It's a party, after all. And even if ULM breaks some big plays open, as long as Casey's still throwing the ball all over the field and improvising big gains, everybody's buzz will stay intact.

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