HOGS 31 v 19 EAGLES
The Hogs arrived at Riverside looking to defend their title, with the Eagles looking to get their first W of the season. Conditions would prove difficult, as strong winds and rain drove onlookers inside.
Welbourn returned for the Hogs (post 2017 season-ending surgery) to move the chains early, although overthrowing potential scores twice early in the 1st kept the contest close.
The Hogs defense allowed Crummy to throw for 3 scores, but swarmed the Eagles running game.
Eventually the Hogs found rhythm, the efficiency of their passing game being the decider.
Thera-Plamondon being the difference maker in round one, with 3 scores (2 receiving, 1 rushing) and several key receptions to extend drives.
RAZORBACKS: Welbourn 3 passing. Thera-Plamondon 2 receiving, 1 rushing. Olive 1 receiving. Bigiri 1 rushing
EAGLES: Crummy 3 passing. Draper 1 receiving, Long 1 receiving, Burford 1 receiving.