SEC Football Preview: Missouri at Arkansas

Arkansas-Missouri game preview

Missouri faces rival Arkansas on Friday in Fayetteville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Missouri

31-Aug vs. South Dakota W 35 – 10
9-Sep vs. Middle Tennessee W 23 – 19
16-Sep vs. Kansas State W 30 – 27
23-Sep vs. Memphis* W 34 – 27
30-Sep at Vanderbilt W 38 – 21
7-Oct vs. LSU L 39 – 49
14-Oct at Kentucky W 38 – 21
21-Oct vs. South Carolina W 34 – 12
4-Nov at Georgia W 36 – 7
11-Nov vs. Tennessee W 33 – 31
18-Nov vs. Florida
24-Nov at Arkansas

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 W 39 – 36
11-Nov vs. Auburn L 10 – 48
18-Nov vs. FIU W 44 – 20
24-Nov vs. Missouri

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Missouri Arkansas
ESPN FPI 19 47
Sagarin 22 49
Massey Composite 15 76
PiRate Ratings 20 41

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Missouri
Arkansas
23
76
4
8
0.457
0.381
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Arkansas
Missouri
55
63
7
8
0.379
0.387
4th Down Conversion Pct Arkansas
Missouri
40
58
3
5
0.600
0.545
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Arkansas
Missouri
23
114
5
13
0.400
0.625
Blocked Kicks Missouri 53 9 1
Blocked Kicks Allowed Arkansas
Missouri
1
45
1
8
0
1
Blocked Punts Missouri 17 3 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Arkansas
Missouri
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage Missouri
Arkansas
18
36
5
7
0.666
0.641
Defensive TDs Arkansas
Missouri
1
52
1
8
5
1
Fewest Penalties Arkansas
Missouri
81
113
6
11
69
79
Fewest Penalties Per Game Arkansas
Missouri
82
114
6
11
6.27
7.18
Fewest Penalty Yards Missouri
Arkansas
82
83
8
9
604
607
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Missouri
Arkansas
83
84
8
9
54.91
55.18
First Downs Defense Arkansas
Missouri
50
50
7
7
209
209
First Downs Offense Missouri
Arkansas
29
102
4
11
247
195
Fumbles Lost Missouri
Arkansas
6
39
2
9
2
5
Fumbles Recovered Arkansas
Missouri
79
97
3
7
5
4
Kickoff Return Defense Missouri
Arkansas
63
120
6
14
19.62
24.25
Kickoff Returns Arkansas
Missouri
26
81
5
10
22.50
19.37
Net Punting Arkansas
Missouri
42
55
9
10
39.92
39.22
Passes Had Intercepted Missouri
Arkansas
32
48
7
9
7
8
Passes Intercepted Arkansas
Missouri
14
55
1
8
12
9
Passing Offense Missouri
Arkansas
19
99
5
12
288.2
195.6
Passing Yards Allowed Arkansas
Missouri
42
79
5
8
211.0
233.5
Passing Yards per Completion Missouri
Arkansas
17
95
4
12
14.09
11.15
Punt Return Defense Missouri
Arkansas
71
128
10
14
7.75
20.94
Punt Returns Arkansas
Missouri
17
45
3
11
12.93
10.00
Red Zone Defense Missouri
Arkansas
56
102
4
8
0.811
0.875
Red Zone Offense Missouri
Arkansas
1
15
1
4
0.979
0.914
Rushing Defense Missouri
Arkansas
35
56
6
9
124.8
145.0
Rushing Offense Missouri
Arkansas
66
88
7
11
161.4
140.1
Sacks Allowed Missouri
Arkansas
56
124
4
14
1.82
3.82
Scoring Defense Missouri
Arkansas
45
65
6
9
23.1
26.1
Scoring Offense Missouri
Arkansas
31
64
6
9
32.8
27.7
Tackles for Loss Allowed Missouri
Arkansas
66
115
6
13
5.64
7.27
Team Passing Efficiency Missouri
Arkansas
15
46
5
9
160.73
141.88
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Missouri
Arkansas
83
101
8
11
136.95
141.50
Team Sacks Missouri
Arkansas
23
29
5
6
2.73
2.64
Team Tackles for Loss Arkansas
Missouri
30
50
4
8
6.4
5.9
Time of Possession Arkansas
Missouri
43
65
4
6
30:55
30:02
Total Defense Arkansas
Missouri
47
48
8
9
356.0
358.3
Total Offense Missouri
Arkansas
19
99
4
12
449.5
335.7
Turnover Margin Arkansas
Missouri
29
29
4
4
0.36
0.36
Turnovers Gained Arkansas
Missouri
39
90
1
9
17
13
Turnovers Lost Missouri
Arkansas
9
39
3
10
9
13
Winning Percentage Missouri
Arkansas
13
92
3
13
0.818
0.364

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Missouri

QB Brady Cook, RB Cody Schrader, WR Luther Burden, OL Javon Foster, DE Darius Robinson, LB Ty’Ron Hopper, CB Ennis Rakestraw, CB Kris Abrams-Draine, S Jaylon Carlies, K Harrison Mevis.

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.

INJURIES

Missouri


Player POS Status
B. Norfleet TE Ques Fri – Undisclosed
T. Hopper LB Ques Fri – Ankle
D. Houston WR Ques Fri – Undisclosed
C. Bailey LB Ques Fri – Undisclosed
S. McNeil DB Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
M. Cox RB Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
I. Thompson DB out for season – Lower Body

Arkansas


Player POS Status
R. Dubinion RB Ques Fri – Undisclosed
R. Sanders RB Ques Fri – Undisclosed
D. Bale P Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
T. Washington TE out for season – Shoulder
L. Hasz TE out for season – Shoulder
S. Mbake WR out for season – Knee

Source: Covers.com

Missouri vs. Arkansas Football Series History

Missouri leads 10-4

COMMENTS

Missouri is having a special season while Arkansas is experiencing a mediocre year. The Tigers should win but playing in Fayetteville anything can happen. Injuries also play an important role in determining the victor as many teams are beat up physically by now. I believe Mizzou will win but not in a lopsided manner.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Missouri 27, Arkansas 31

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Missouri 34, Arkansas 21

Friday‘s game kicks off at 4:00 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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