SEC Football Preview: Arkansas vs. Texas A&M

Arkansas-Texas A&M football game preview

Arkansas faces Texas A&M on Saturday in Arlington, Texas. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

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Team Schedules/Results

Arkansas

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Cincinnati W 31-24 Home
09/10 S Carolina W 44-30 Home
09/17 Missouri St W 38-27 Home
09/24 Texas A&M 7:00 pm Neutral
10/01 Alabama 12:00 pm Home
10/08 Miss State 8:00 pm Away
10/15 BYU 8:00 pm Away
10/29 Auburn 8:00 pm Away
11/05 Liberty 1:00 pm Home
11/12 LSU 12:00 pm Home
11/19 Mississippi 12:00 pm Home
11/25 Missouri 3:30 pm Away

Texas A&M

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Sam Hous St W 31-0 Home
09/10 App State L 14-17 Home
09/17 Miami (FL) W 17-9 Home
09/24 Arkansas 7:00 pm Neutral
10/01 Miss State 12:00 pm Away
10/08 Alabama 8:00 pm Away
10/22 S Carolina 8:00 pm Away
10/29 Mississippi 8:00 pm Home
11/05 Florida 1:00 pm Home
11/12 Auburn 12:00 pm Away
11/19 U Mass 12:00 pm Home
11/26 LSU 12:00 pm Home

College Football Ratings

Rating Arkansas Texas A&M
ESPN FPI 38 32
Sagarin 33 21
Massey Composite 13 26
PiRate Ratings 14 20

Key Stats

Stat Arkansas Texas A&M
Scoring Offense 37.5 22.5
Scoring Defense 27.0 8.5
Total Offense 452.0 338.5
Rushing Offense 259.5 96.5
Passing Offense 192.5 242.0
Team Passing Eff. 173.49 150.10
Total Defense 427.5 256.5
Rushing Defense 76.5 144.0
Pass Yards Allowed 351.0 112.5
Team Pass Eff. Def. 140.08 84.83
Turnover Margin 2.00 -1.00
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.531 0.429
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.667 0.000
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.423 0.312
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.667 0.667
Red Zone Offense 0.900 1.000
Red Zone Defense 0.778 0.600
Net Punting 31.22 42.5
Punt Returns 4.3 4.0
Kickoff Returns 25.0 48.0
First Downs Offense 51 32
First Downs Defense 47 32
Penalties/Game 8.5 6.5
Penalty Yards/Game 92.0 57.5

Players to Watch

Arkansas

QB KJ Jefferson, WR Warren Thompson, DB Jalen Catalon, LB Bumper Pool, RB Raheim Sanders, C Ricky Stromberg, OL Brady Latham, K/P Cam Little, P Reid Bauer.

Texas A&M

QB Max Johnson, RB Devon Achane, OL Bryce Foster, DL McKinnley Jackson, DB Antonio Johnson, DB Myles Jones, OL Layden Robinson, WR/RS Ainias Smith, P Nik Constantinou.

Injuries

Arkansas

[RB] Dominique Johnson (Knee) – Questionable
[QB] Kade Renfro (Knee) – Questionable
[WR] Isaiah Sategna (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[DB] Jalen Catalon (Shoulder) – Out

Texas A&M

[DB] Smoke Bouie (Disciplinary) – Questionable
[DB] Denver Harris (Disciplinary) – Questionable
[WR] Chris Marshall (Disciplinary) – Questionable
[DL] Walter Nolen (Leg) – Questionable
[WR] Evan Stewart (Disciplinary) – Questionable

Source: statfox.com

Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Football Series History

Arkansas leads 42-32

Comments

This is another tough one to pick. I’m going with the Hogs though, because of their really strong rushing game. A&M’s rushing defense is ranked in the 80s nationally. They are very vulnerable to a strong running game like Arkansas possesses.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Arkansas 31, Texas A&M 35

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Arkansas 31, Texas A&M 21

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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