SEC Football Preview: Arkansas vs. Kentucky

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Arkansas faces Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington. 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. W 55-34
09/21/19 San Jose St. L 24-31
09/28/19 Texas A&M L 27-31
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

Kentucky

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Toledo W 38-24
09/07/19 Eastern Mich. W 38-17
09/14/19 Florida L 21-29
09/21/19 @ Mississippi St. L 13-28
09/28/19 @ South Carolina L 7-24
10/12/19 Arkansas
10/19/19 @ Georgia
10/26/19 Missouri
11/09/19 Tennessee
11/16/19 @ Vanderbilt
11/23/19 Tenn.-Martin
11/30/19 Louisville

ESPN FPI

Arkansas: 82

Kentucky: 42

Key Stats

Stat Arkansas Kentucky
Rushing Offense 141.8 (85) 164.8 (60)
Passing Offense 189.8 (29) 212.8 (88)
Total Offense 431.6 (49) 377.6 (87)
Scoring Offense 28.6 (72) 23.4 (99)
Rushing Defense 144.4 (58) 171.2 (88)
Total Defense 396.2 (75) 395.8 (74)
Scoring Defense 28.0 (75) 24.4 (53)
Interceptions 5 (40) 5 (40)
Sacks 3.0 (22) 2.4 (53)
Tackles for loss 6.2 (60) 5.0 (98)
Turnover margin 0.2 (52) -0.2 (77)

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Players to Watch

Arkansas

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

Kentucky

C Drake Jackson, OL Logan Stenburg, WR Lynn Bowden, LB Cash Daniel, LB Jamar Watson..

Injuries

Arkansas

Date Pos Player Injury Status
10/07/19 WR Trey Knox Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Kentucky
10/06/19 RB Chase Hayden Concussion is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky
10/06/19 OL Colton Jackson Leg is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky
10/06/19 WR De’Vion Warren Concussion is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky
10/06/19 DB Montaric Brown Upper Body is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky
10/06/19 QB Nick Starkel Arm is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky
09/02/19 DL Dorian Gerald Neck is out for season
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

Kentucky

Date Pos Player Injury Status
10/06/19 QB Sawyer Smith Shoulder is “?” Saturday vs Arkansas
09/14/19 QB Nik Scalzo ACL is out for season
09/08/19 QB Terry Wilson Knee is out for season
08/30/19 S Davonte Robinson Quad is out for season
08/07/19 WR Isaiah Epps Foot is out indefinitely

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

This one is a tough one to predict.  You’ve got up-start Arkansas, who nearly beat Texas A&M a couple of weeks ago, playing at once mighty Kentucky. Kentucky’s been hit hard with injuries, especially at quarterback. I’m going with home-field advantage in this one.

Our Preseason Prediction

Kentucky 27, Arkansas 10

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Kentucky 20, Arkansas 14

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). Watch on the SEC Network.

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