FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Fans in Fayetteville and all over Arkansas are excited to see what the Brett Beliema coached Razorbacks will look like. THV 11 met a family who drove all the way from Hattiesburg, Miss., for their first Hogs game. Let's just say their soaking in everything that big time SEC football has to offer.
As the road hogs roll in, the hog call grows louder and louder. The 10-hour road trip seemed like a breeze for the Kincade family as they left their Hattiesburg home - most of them have waited decades for their sports Mecca into Razorback Country.
"My dad was born in Pocahontas, we were raised in Jonesboro, and we've just really been fans from a far because we've lived in Mississippi since 1978," said Carrie Kincade , "But, the Arkansas love has always stayed with us, and we've been pulling for the hogs as long as I can remember. "
The Kincade family can't wait to join the thousands of die-hard Razorback fans.
Expectations on campus appear high, but that comes with the territory in the Southeastern Conference.
"I'm really excited about tomorrow. I'm a little nervous, but I'm excited, I think Beilema is going to do a really great job. I saw the first spring practice, and I think they'll do well," said Kaleigh Green, a senior at U of A.
Tailgating tents pop up outside Razorback Stadium, and with kickoff less than 24 hours away, the anticipation continues to build.
"This is just a brand new team. There's a lot to look forward to, the expectations are not so much it's just exciting," said Green.
Friday night, there will be a campus wide pep rally at the Greek Theatre, so for those lagging behind in the hype, they'll be able to catch up tonight.