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Arkansas looks to finally put end to losing streak when hosting Nicholls State

  • Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema signals to a players during the first half against Auburn of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema signals to a players during the first half against Auburn of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams (32) hurdles a pile of players as he carries the ball for a first down against Auburn during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams (32) hurdles a pile of players as he carries the ball for a first down against Auburn during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nicholls State head coach Charlie Stubbs looks on as time runs out in the fourth quarter of Air Force's 44-16 victory over Nicholls State in an NCAA college football game at Air Force Academy, Colo., on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Nicholls State head coach Charlie Stubbs looks on as time runs out in the fourth quarter of Air Force's 44-16 victory over Nicholls State in an NCAA college football game at Air Force Academy, Colo., on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

Arkansas hopes to end the longest losing streak in school history when it hosts Football Championship Subdivision opponent Nicholls State on Saturday.

The Razorbacks have lost 10 games in a row dating back to last season, the longest stretch for the school since a seven-game slide in 1990.

Led by an emerging offensive line and the running back trio of Alex Collins, Jonathan Williams and Korliss Marshall, they were tied with No. 6 Auburn at halftime last week before falling 45-21.

Despite the losses, coach Bret Bielema has remained steadfast in his belief that the talent level and overall performance has improved in his second season since leaving Wisconsin.

He'll have the chance to show that against the Colonels, who have lost seven straight games.