SEC Football Preview: Arkansas at Alabama

Alabama-Arkansas game preview and prediction

Arkansas visits Alabama on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. 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 L 20 – 27
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

Alabama

Date Opponent Score
2-Sep vs. Middle Tennessee W 56 – 7
9-Sep vs. Texas L 24 – 34
16-Sep at South Florida W 17 – 3
23-Sep vs. Ole Miss W 24 – 10
30-Sep at Mississippi State W 40 – 17
7-Oct at Texas A&M W 26 – 20
14-Oct vs. Arkansas
21-Oct vs. Tennessee
4-Nov vs. LSU
11-Nov at Kentucky
18-Nov vs. Chattanooga
25-Nov at Auburn

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Arkansas Alabama
ESPN FPI 32 3
Sagarin 29 2
Massey Composite 63 8
PiRate Ratings 28 9

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Alabama
Arkansas
40
42
4
5
0.443
0.440
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Alabama
Arkansas
27
61
5
7
0.333
0.380
4th Down Conversion Pct Arkansas
Alabama
30
69
3
4
0.667
0.500
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Alabama
Arkansas
36
42
5
6
0.412
0.429
Blocked Kicks Alabama 5 2 2
Blocked Kicks Allowed Alabama
Arkansas
1
1
1
1
0
0
Blocked Punts (5 ranked) Alabama 5 2 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Alabama
Arkansas
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage Arkansas
Alabama
26
55
6
9
0.675
0.631
Defensive TDs Arkansas
Alabama
1
25
1
4
3
1
Fewest Penalties Alabama
Arkansas
111
119
12
14
43
46
Fewest Penalties Per Game Alabama
Arkansas
105
115
11
14
7.17
7.67
Fewest Penalty Yards Alabama
Arkansas
95
111
11
13
343
384
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Alabama
Arkansas
89
107
10
13
57.17
64.00
First Downs Defense Alabama
Arkansas
36
76
6
9
98
115
First Downs Offense Arkansas
Alabama
77
81
8
9
113
111
Fumbles Lost Arkansas
Alabama
8
28
1
3
1
2
Fumbles Recovered Arkansas
Alabama
27
80
1
6
4
2
Kickoff Return Defense Alabama
Arkansas
36
111
4
14
17.08
23.25
Kickoff Returns Alabama
Arkansas
26
28
5
6
24.00
23.80
Net Punting Alabama
Arkansas
25
73
4
11
41.61
38.42
Passes Had Intercepted Alabama
Arkansas
41
89
7
13
4
6
Passes Intercepted Arkansas
Alabama
19
19
3
3
7
7
Passing Offense Arkansas
Alabama
79
84
11
12
221.3
216.3
Passing Yards Allowed Alabama
Arkansas
28
51
5
7
193.3
214.7
Passing Yards per Completion Alabama
Arkansas
15
74
2
10
14.58
11.86
Punt Return Defense Alabama
Arkansas
123
124
12
13
17.00
17.11
Punt Returns Arkansas
Alabama
7
87
1
14
19.88
5.50
Red Zone Defense Alabama
Arkansas
39
91
3
8
0.765
0.864
Red Zone Offense Arkansas
Alabama
10
12
2
3
0.952
0.947
Rushing Defense Alabama
Arkansas
23
46
4
8
105.2
126.0
Rushing Offense Alabama
Arkansas
82
112
10
12
143.7
111.5
Sacks Allowed Arkansas
Alabama
120
125
12
13
3.83
4.33
Scoring Defense Alabama
Arkansas
14
65
2
9
15.2
25.3
Scoring Offense Arkansas
Alabama
52
54
8
9
31.3
31.2
Tackles for Loss Allowed Alabama
Arkansas
115
121
12
13
7.50
7.83
Team Passing Efficiency Alabama
Arkansas
35
37
7
8
155.84
153.28
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Alabama
Arkansas
25
83
2
9
113.88
139.51
Team Sacks Alabama
Arkansas
5
32
3
5
3.67
2.67
Team Tackles for Loss Arkansas
Alabama
17
22
4
5
7.3
7.2
Time of Possession Arkansas
Alabama
19
75
3
7
32:11
29:58
Total Defense Alabama
Arkansas
19
43
4
7
298.5
340.7
Total Offense Alabama
Arkansas
86
110
12
14
360.0
332.8
Turnover Margin Arkansas
Alabama
23
35
2
3
0.67
0.50
Turnovers Gained Arkansas
Alabama
16
41
1
5
11
9
Turnovers Lost Alabama
Arkansas
37
47
5
8
6
7
Winning Percentage Alabama
Arkansas
14
101
2
13
0.833
0.333

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.

Alabama

QB Jalen Milroe, RB Jase McClellan, WR Ja’Corey Brooks, WR Jermaine Burton, OL Tyler Booker, OL JC Latham, OL Amarius Mims, DT Jaheim Oatis, Justin Eboigbe, LB Deontae Lawson, LB Dallas Turner, CB Kool-Aid McKinstry, S Malachi Moore, K Will Reichard.

INJURIES

Arkansas


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

Alabama


Player POS Status
J. Burnip P Ques Sat – Leg
M. Moore DB Ques Sat – Ankle

Source: Covers.com

Arkansas vs. Alabama Football Series History

Alabama leads 23-8

COMMENTS

Alabama has dominated SEC football over the years, until three years ago when LSU won a national title followed by Georgia winning back to back national championships. Alabama seems to be getting back to the national contender level. This weekend they should be able to dispatch the Hogs of Arkansas who they rarely ever lose to.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Arkansas 20, Alabama 41

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Alabama 45, Arkansas 24

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 9:00 AM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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