SEC Football Preview: Liberty at Arkansas

Arkansas-Liberty game preview

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

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Team Schedules/Results

Arkansas

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Cincinnati 3:30 PM ET ESPN W 31-24
9/10 vs. South Carolina 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 44-30
9/17 vs. Missouri State 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 38-27
9/24 vs. Texas A&M* 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 21-23
10/1 vs. Alabama 3:30 PM ET CBS L 26-49
10/8 at Mississippi State 12:00 PM ET SECN L 17-40
10/15 at BYU 3:30 PM ET ESPN W 52-35
10/29 at Auburn 12:00 PM ET SECN W 41-27
11/5 vs. Liberty 4:00 PM ET SECN
11/12 vs. LSU TBA
11/19 vs. Ole Miss TBA
11/25 at Missouri 3:30 PM ET CBS/PAR+

Liberty

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 at Southern Miss 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 29-27
9/10 vs. UAB 6:00 PM ET ESP+ W 21-14
9/17 at 19 Wake Forest 5:00 PM ET ACCN L 36-37
9/24 vs. Akron 6:00 PM ET ESP+ W 21-12
10/1 at Old Dominion 6:00 PM ET ESP+ W 38-24
10/8 at Massachusetts 3:30 PM ET ESP+ W 42-24
10/15 vs. Gardner-Webb 3:30 PM ET ESP+ W 21-20
10/22 vs. BYU 3:30 PM ET ESPNU W 41-14
11/5 at Arkansas 4:00 PM ET SECN
11/12 at Connecticut 12:00 PM ET CBSS
11/19 vs. Virginia Tech TBA
11/26 vs. New Mexico State TBA

College Football Ratings

Rating Arkansas Liberty
ESPN FPI 38 66
Sagarin 25 74
Massey Composite 29 40
PiRate Ratings 17 63

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Arkansas Liberty
Scoring Offense 33.8 31.1
Scoring Defense 31.9 21.5
Total Offense 492.5 422.2
Rushing Offense 245.8 195.9
Passing Offense 246.8 226.4
Team Passing Eff. 161.3 129.7
Total Defense 459.0 330.2
Rushing Defense 147.1 123.2
Pass Yards Allowed 311.9 207.0
Team Pass Eff. Def. 146.3 110.2
Turnover Margin -0.12 0.00
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.500 0.348
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.417 0.600
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.470 0.302
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.538 0.400
Red Zone Offense 0.800 0.750
Red Zone Defense 0.871 0.767
Net Punting 35.3 38.0
Punt Returns 12.7 4.5
Kickoff Returns 20.5 18.8
First Downs Offense 199.0 167
First Downs Defense 181.0 135
Penalties/Game 7.4 6.4
Penalty Yards/Game 67.3 55.8

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

Liberty

QB Johnathan Bennett, RB Dae Dae Hunter, WR Brody Brumm, LT Naasir Watkins, RT Brendan Schlittler, DL Dennis Osagiede, LB Durrell Johnson, DB Javon Scruggs.

Injuries

Arkansas

[QB] Kade Renfro (Knee) – Out
[DB] Jalen Catalon (Shoulder) – Out

Liberty

[WR] Ed Ogle (Foot) – Questionable
[WR] Brody Brumm (Undisclosed) – Out
[TE] Brayden Monday (Undisclosed) – Out
[QB] Kaidon Salter (Ankle) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Arkansas vs. Liberty Football Series History

First meeting

Comments

Liberty looks pretty darn good but I think in Fayetteville the Hogs should be okay. Liberty gives up a lot of sacks and the Razorbacks are pretty good at sacking opposing quarterbacks.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Liberty 14, Arkansas 35

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Arkansas 35, Liberty 27

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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