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Sugar Bowl Selects Arkansas Vs. Ohio State Matchup

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The Allstate Sugar Bowl, traditionally fielding the SEC champion against an at-large BCS selection, will feature a highly-touted replacement team in 2011, as the No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks have been tapped to replace conference winner Auburn, bound for the national title game. The Hogs will meet the No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes, who have only one loss but lost a BCS tiebreaker --and a shot at the Rose Bowl -- to the Wisconsin Badgers.

Arkansas had harbored high (and justified) hopes of representing the SEC West in the conference championship game, but suffered two early-season losses to then-No. 1 Alabama and Auburn, ranked seventh at the time. They finished the regular season on a six-game win streak, including victories over ranked opponents South Carolina, Mississippi State, and LSU.

The Buckeyes' one loss came in October to the aforementioned Badgers; they've recorded wins over such luminaries as Miami and Iowa in 2010.

Connect with Arkansas and Ohio State fans at SB Nation's Arkansas Expats and Along The Olentangy. For more information, browse through our complete college football 2010 postseason schedule.