SEC Football Preview: Arkansas at Ole Miss

Ole Miss-Arkansas game preview

Arkansas faces Ole Miss on Saturday in Oxford. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Arkansas

Date Opponent Score
2-Sep vs. Western Carolina W 56 – 13
9-Sep vs. Kent State W 28 – 6
16-Sep vs. BYU L 31 – 38
23-Sep at LSU L 31 – 34
30-Sep vs. Texas A&M* L 22 – 34
7-Oct at Ole Miss
14-Oct at Alabama
21-Oct vs. Mississippi State
4-Nov at Florida
11-Nov vs. Auburn
18-Nov vs. FIU
24-Nov vs. Missouri

Ole Miss

Date Opponent Score
2-Sep vs. Mercer W 73 – 7
9-Sep at Tulane W 37 – 20
16-Sep vs. Georgia Tech W 48 – 23
23-Sep at Alabama L 10 – 24
30-Sep vs. LSU L 49 – 55
7-Oct vs. Arkansas
21-Oct at Auburn
28-Oct vs. Vanderbilt
4-Nov vs. Texas A&M
11-Nov at Georgia
18-Nov vs. Louisiana-Monroe
23-Nov at Mississippi State

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Arkansas Ole Miss
ESPN FPI 36 13
Sagarin 29 30
Massey Composite 59 15
PiRate Ratings 30 12

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Arkansas
Ole Miss
45
66
5
9
0.441
0.406
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Arkansas
Ole Miss
75
99
8
11
0.400
0.436
4th Down Conversion Pct Ole Miss
Arkansas
14
40
2
4
0.769
0.625
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Arkansas
Ole Miss
7
38
2
5
0.250
0.417
Blocked Kicks Ole Miss 21 4 1
Blocked Kicks Allowed Arkansas
Ole Miss
1
117
1
12
0
2
Blocked Punts
Blocked Punts Allowed Arkansas
Ole Miss
1
109
1
13
0
1
Completion Percentage Arkansas
Ole Miss
25
48
6
8
0.685
0.638
Defensive TDs Arkansas
Ole Miss
1
22
1
4
3
1
Fewest Penalties Arkansas
Ole Miss
102
102
11
11
36
36
Fewest Penalties Per Game Arkansas
Ole Miss
102
102
11
11
7.20
7.20
Fewest Penalty Yards Arkansas
Ole Miss
102
113
13
14
314
346
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Arkansas
Ole Miss
101
114
13
14
62.80
69.20
First Downs Defense Arkansas
Ole Miss
62
115
9
13
94
114
First Downs Offense Ole Miss
Arkansas
23
78
3
9
118
96
Fumbles Lost Arkansas
Ole Miss
11
11
1
1
1
1
Fumbles Recovered Arkansas
Ole Miss
17
17
1
1
4
4
Kickoff Return Defense Ole Miss
Arkansas
24
114
1
14
15.88
23.25
Kickoff Returns Arkansas
Ole Miss
26
111
5
14
23.80
16.00
Net Punting Arkansas
Ole Miss
69
127
12
14
38.75
33.57
Passes Had Intercepted Ole Miss
Arkansas
16
51
2
10
2
4
Passes Intercepted Arkansas
Ole Miss
11
80
2
12
7
3
Passing Offense Ole Miss
Arkansas
9
92
2
12
336.6
215.6
Passing Yards Allowed Arkansas
Ole Miss
65
112
8
13
227.0
263.8
Passing Yards per Completion Ole Miss
Arkansas
7
66
1
8
16.18
12.39
Punt Return Defense Arkansas
Ole Miss
128
129
13
14
20.43
21.75
Punt Returns Arkansas
Ole Miss
4
17
1
5
22.43
15.00
Red Zone Defense Arkansas
Ole Miss
59
65
6
7
0.824
0.833
Red Zone Offense Arkansas
Ole Miss
14
66
2
10
0.944
0.840
Rushing Defense Arkansas
Ole Miss
35
79
4
12
112.0
145.0
Rushing Offense Ole Miss
Arkansas
43
97
4
12
180.8
126.6
Sacks Allowed Ole Miss
Arkansas
65
117
7
12
2.00
3.60
Scoring Defense Ole Miss
Arkansas
65
67
9
10
24.6
25.0
Scoring Offense Ole Miss
Arkansas
6
42
1
7
44.6
33.6
Tackles for Loss Allowed Ole Miss
Arkansas
100
116
10
12
6.60
7.40
Team Passing Efficiency Ole Miss
Arkansas
14
27
3
5
174.40
162.09
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Ole Miss
Arkansas
87
93
9
11
139.17
141.46
Team Sacks Ole Miss
Arkansas
11
29
3
5
3.40
2.80
Team Tackles for Loss Ole Miss
Arkansas
16
20
3
5
7.4
7.2
Time of Possession Arkansas
Ole Miss
24
125
2
13
32:06
25:24
Total Defense Arkansas
Ole Miss
47
104
9
11
339.0
408.8
Total Offense Ole Miss
Arkansas
8
101
2
14
517.4
342.2
Turnover Margin Arkansas
Ole Miss
9
18
1
2
1.20
0.80
Turnovers Gained Arkansas
Ole Miss
9
54
1
7
11
7
Turnovers Lost Ole Miss
Arkansas
5
28
1
5
3
5
Winning Percentage Ole Miss
Arkansas
23
78
4
11
0.800
0.400

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Arkansas

QB KJ Jefferson, RB Raheim Sanders, WR Andrew Armstrong, OL Beaux Limmer, DE Trajan Jeffcoat, DL Cameron Ball, LB Chris Paul, CB Dwight McGlothem, K Cam Little.

Ole Miss

QB Jaxson Dart, RB Quinshon Judkins, WR Zakhari Franklin, TE Caden Prieskcorn, OL Jeremy James, OL Micah Pettus, DT JJ Pegues, LB Khari Coleman, DB Ladarius Tennison, K Caden Costa.

INJURIES

Arkansas


Player POS Status
L. Hasz TE Out indefinitely – Shoulder
S. Mbake WR out for season – Knee

Ole Miss


Player POS Status
H. Wolfe TE Ques Sat – Shoulder
Q. Davis WR Out indefinitely – Undisclosed

Source: Covers.com

Arkansas vs. Ole Miss Football Series History

Arkansas leads 38-29-1

COMMENTS

Both these teams are strong and this game is vital to both teams. I think Ole Miss, playing at home with that potent offense wins in a close one.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Arkansas 17, Ole Miss 31

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Ole Miss 42, Arkansas 34

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 7:30 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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