SEC Football Preview: Arkansas at Florida

Florida-Arkansas Preview

Arkansas faces Florida on Saturday in Gainesville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Arkansas

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 L 21 – 24
21-Oct vs. Mississippi State L 3 – 7
4-Nov at Florida
11-Nov vs. Auburn
18-Nov vs. FIU
24-Nov vs. Missouri

Florida

31-Aug at Utah L 11 – 24
9-Sep vs. McNeese W 49 – 7
16-Sep vs. Tennessee W 29 – 16
23-Sep vs. Charlotte W 22 – 7
30-Sep at Kentucky L 14 – 33
7-Oct vs. Vanderbilt W 38 – 14
14-Oct at South Carolina W 41 – 39
28-Oct vs. Georgia* L 20 – 43
4-Nov vs. Arkansas
11-Nov at LSU
18-Nov at Missouri
25-Nov vs. Florida State

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Arkansas Florida
ESPN FPI 34 40
Sagarin 38 42
Massey Composite 78 44
PiRate Ratings 28 31

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Arkansas
Florida
68
108
7
12
0.400
0.337
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Florida
Arkansas
22
41
3
7
0.319
0.359
4th Down Conversion Pct Arkansas
Florida
56
93
5
10
0.538
0.412
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Florida
Arkansas
4
43
1
5
0.222
0.429
Blocked Kicks Florida 8 2 2
Blocked Kicks Allowed Arkansas
Florida
1
129
1
14
0
4
Blocked Punts Florida 6 2 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Arkansas
Florida
1
93
1
12
0
1
Completion Percentage Florida
Arkansas
3
29
1
6
0.757
0.656
Defensive TDs Arkansas 3 1 3
Fewest Penalties Florida
Arkansas
67
86
6
8
49
53
Fewest Penalties Per Game Florida
Arkansas
74
90
6
8
6.12
6.62
Fewest Penalty Yards Florida
Arkansas
33
84
2
11
352
457
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Florida
Arkansas
34
89
3
11
44.00
57.12
First Downs Defense Florida
Arkansas
10
34
3
7
127
143
First Downs Offense Florida
Arkansas
46
110
5
13
177
138
Fumbles Lost Arkansas
Florida
11
49
2
8
2
4
Fumbles Recovered Arkansas
Florida
60
109
1
10
4
2
Kickoff Return Defense Florida
Arkansas
1
108
1
13
9.67
23.25
Kickoff Returns Arkansas
Florida
33
85
6
11
22.92
18.78
Net Punting Arkansas
Florida
12
15
2
3
42.31
42.16
Passes Had Intercepted Florida
Arkansas
6
68
1
12
3
7
Passes Intercepted Arkansas
Florida
36
125
6
14
8
2
Passing Offense Florida
Arkansas
36
103
6
13
274.1
196.9
Passing Yards Allowed Arkansas
Florida
32
35
4
5
201.4
203.5
Passing Yards per Completion Arkansas
Florida
108
110
13
14
10.86
10.80
Punt Return Defense Florida
Arkansas
39
127
5
14
5.12
17.82
Punt Returns Arkansas
Florida
12
70
3
12
16.40
7.92
Red Zone Defense Arkansas
Florida
76
83
6
7
0.846
0.864
Red Zone Offense Arkansas
Florida
6
11
2
3
0.958
0.939
Rushing Defense Florida
Arkansas
49
51
7
8
130.6
131.6
Rushing Offense Florida
Arkansas
88
112
10
12
137.2
109.0
Sacks Allowed Florida
Arkansas
108
120
11
12
2.88
3.88
Scoring Defense Arkansas
Florida
48
48
7
7
22.9
22.9
Scoring Offense Florida
Arkansas
66
71
9
11
28.0
26.5
Tackles for Loss Allowed Florida
Arkansas
98
117
9
13
6.62
7.62
Team Passing Efficiency Florida
Arkansas
19
50
6
9
159.48
141.54
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Arkansas
Florida
100
105
10
11
143.04
144.13
Team Sacks Arkansas
Florida
24
114
6
14
2.75
1.38
Team Tackles for Loss Arkansas
Florida
19
103
5
13
6.9
4.9
Time of Possession Florida
Arkansas
9
27
2
3
33:04
31:50
Total Defense Arkansas
Florida
31
34
5
6
333.0
334.1
Total Offense Florida
Arkansas
52
120
6
14
411.4
305.9
Turnover Margin Arkansas
Florida
35
95
4
13
0.38
-0.38
Turnovers Gained Arkansas
Florida
53
128
4
14
12
4
Turnovers Lost Florida
Arkansas
14
33
4
7
7
9
Winning Percentage Florida
Arkansas
42
105
7
12
0.625
0.250

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.

Florida

QB Graham Mertz, RB Trevor Etienne, WR Ricky Pearsall, OL Kingsley Eguakan, OL Austin Barber, DE Princely Umanmielen, DB Jason Marshall, P Jeremy Crawshaw.

INJURIES

Arkansas


Player POS Status
R. Sanders RB Ques Sat – Knee
D. McGlothern DB Ques Sat – Concussion
D. Bale P Ques Sat – Undisclosed
L. Hasz TE out for season – Shoulder
S. Mbake WR out for season – Knee

Florida


Player POS Status
D. Zanders TE Ques Sat – Lower Body
K. Wilson S Ques Sat – Undisclosed
A. Jean WR Ques Sat – Lower Body
J. Odom TE Ques Sat – Concussion
C. Douglas WR Mid Nov – Leg
C. Jones OL out for season – Redshirt
K. Zipperer TE Out indefinitely – Knee
J. Miller III QB Out indefinitely – Shoulder
T. Chiaokhiao-Bowman WR Out indefinitely – Lower Body
C. Carroll RB out for season – Knee
J. Boone DL out for season – Knee

Source: Covers.com

Arkansas vs. Florida Football Series History

Florida leads 10-2

COMMENTS

Arkansas is riding a 6-game losing streak. If you look at the team’s they’ve played in that streak they’ve had a nightmare schedule. Yet most of those games were losses by just one score. I’m picking Florida here but they had better not take the Hogs for granted.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Arkansas 24, Florida 35

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Florida 31, Arkansas 24

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 12:00 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN2 Network.

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