SEC Football Preview: Arkansas vs. Colorado State

Arkansas and Colorado State logos

Arkansas hosts Colorado State on Saturday in Fayetteville. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Arkansas

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Portland St. W 20-13
09/07/19 @ Mississippi L 17-31
09/14/19 Colorado St.
09/21/19 San Jose St.
09/28/19 Texas A&M
10/12/19 @ Kentucky
10/19/19 Auburn
10/26/19 Alabama
11/02/19 Mississippi St.
11/09/19 Western Ky.
11/23/19 @ LSU
11/29/19 Missouri

Colorado State

Date Opponent Result
08/30/19 Colorado L 31-52
09/07/19 Western Ill. W 38-13
09/14/19 @ Arkansas
09/21/19 Toledo
09/28/19 @ Utah St.
10/05/19 San Diego St.
10/11/19 @ New Mexico
10/26/19 @ Fresno St.
11/02/19 UNLV
11/16/19 Air Force
11/22/19 @ Wyoming
11/29/19 Boise St.

ESPN FPI

Arkansas: 79

Colorado State: 101

Key Stats

Stat Colorado State Arkansas
Rushing Offense 160.0 (68) 132.5 (92)
Passing Offense 385.0 (7) 245.5 (57)
Total Offense 545.0 (13) 378.0 (86)
Scoring Offense 34.5 (52) 18.5 (107)
Rushing Defense 153.5 (79) 156.0 (84)
Total Defense 345.0 (56) 356.5 (65)
Scoring Defense 32.5 (107) 22.0 (55)
Interceptions 0 3 (9)
Sacks 3.5 (17) 3.5 (17)
Tackles for loss 6.0 (64) 6.0 (64)
Turnover margin -2.5 (126) 1.5 (12)
3rd Down Conv. 0.500 (29) 0.333 (100)
3rd Down Conv. DEF 0.280 (30) 0.357 (66)

()= NCAA rank

Players to Watch

Arkansas

TE Cheyenne O’Grady, RB Rakeem Boyd, DL McTelvin Agim, K Connor Limpert, KR De’Vion Warren.

Colorado State

WR Warren Jackson, TE Trey McBride, WR Nate Craig-Meyers, OL Barry Wesley, DT Devin Phillips, DE Emmanuel Jones, P Ryan Stonehouse.

Injuries

Arkansas

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/10/19 QB Daulton Hyatt Hamstring missed last game – is “?” Saturday vs Colorado State
09/09/19 QB Nick Starkel None has been named starter vs Colorado State
09/02/19 DL Dorian Gerald Neck is out for season
08/27/19 RB T.J. Hammonds Suspension is out indefinitely
08/20/19 WR Deon Stewart ACL is out for season
08/20/19 WR Jordan Jones Ankle is out indefinitely
08/07/19 OL Noah Gatlin ACL is out for season

Colorado State

Date Pos Player Injury Status
08/23/19 DB Braylin Scott Eligibility is out indefinitely

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

This is a hard one to predict. Arkansas just doesn’t look very improved from 2018. It is with very little confidence that Arkansas is picked to win this game.

Our Preseason Prediction

Arkansas 31, Colorado State 20

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Arkansas 20, Colorado State 17

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). Watch on the SEC Network.

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