SEC Football Preview: Alabama at Arkansas

Alabama-Arkansas football preview

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

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Team Schedules/Results

Alabama

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Utah State W 55-0 Home
09/10 Texas W 20-19 Away
09/17 LA Monroe W 63-7 Home
09/24 Vanderbilt W 55-3 Home
10/01 Arkansas 12:00 pm Away
10/08 Texas A&M 8:00 pm Home
10/15 Tennessee 8:00 pm Away
10/22 Miss State 8:00 pm Home
11/05 LSU 12:00 pm Away
11/12 Mississippi 12:00 pm Away
11/19 Austin Peay 12:00 pm Home
11/26 Auburn 12:00 pm Home

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 L 21-23 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

College Football Ratings

Rating Alabama Arkansas
ESPN FPI 1 42
Sagarin 1 32
Massey Composite 1 24
PiRate Ratings 2 17

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Alabama Arkansas
Total Offense 517.5 479.0
Rushing Offense 235.0 243.8
Passing Offense 282.5 235.2
Team Passing Efficiency 163.5 175.7
Scoring Offense 48.2 33.5
Total Defense 201.2 401.8
Rushing Defense 62.5 99.2
Passing Yards Allowed 138.8 302.5
Team Passing Efficiency Defense 94.9 136.4
Scoring Defense 7.2 26.0
Turnover Margin -0.50 0.00
3rd Down Conversion Pct 0.442 0.467
4th Down Conversion Pct 0.429 0.714
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense 0.186 0.393
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense 0.400 0.750
Red Zone Offense 0.950 0.765
Red Zone Defense 0.714 0.867
Net Punting 36.0 33.0
Punt Returns 20.4 14.6
Kickoff Returns 27.8 28.0
First Downs Offense 103 97
First Downs Defense 52 84
Fewest Penalties Per Game 8.3 6.5
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game 63.8 68.0

Players to Watch

Alabama

QB Byrce Young, LB Will Anderson, DB Jordan Battle, WR Jermaine Burton, DL Justin Eboigbe, OL Emil Ekiyor, RB Jahmyr Gibbs, TE Cameron Latu, LB Jalen Moody, DB Eli Ricks, LB Henry To’o To’o, OL Javion Cohen, PK Will Reichard

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

Injuries

Alabama

[WR] Tyler Harrell (Foot) – Questionable
[QB] Bryce Young (Ankle) – Questionable
[WR] Aaron Anderson (Knee) – Questionable
[WR] JoJo Earle (Foot) – Out

Arkansas

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

Source: statfox.com

Alabama vs. Arkansas Football Series History

Alabama leads 25-7

Comments

Alabama is a juggernaut this season, on both sides of the ball. They are on a collision course towards the CF Championship. Arkansas is a well-coached, hard-nosed team but look for the Tide to dominate.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Alabama 28, Arkansas 13

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Alabama 48, Arkansas 14

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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