SEC Football Preview: Alabama vs. Arkansas

Alabama and Arkansas logos

Alabama faces Arkansas on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Alabama

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 vs. Duke W 42-3
09/07/19 New Mexico St. W 62-10
09/14/19 @ South Carolina W 47-23
09/21/19 Southern Miss. W 49-7
09/28/19 Mississippi W 59-31
10/12/19 @ Texas A&M W 47-28
10/19/19 Tennessee W 35-13
10/26/19 Arkansas
11/09/19 LSU
11/16/19 @ Mississippi St.
11/23/19 Western Caro.
11/30/19 @ Auburn

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 L 20-24
10/19/19 Auburn L 10-51
10/26/19 @ Alabama
11/02/19 Mississippi St.
11/09/19 Western Ky.
11/23/19 @ LSU
11/29/19 Missouri

ESPN FPI

Alabama: 2

Arkansas: 81

Key Stats

Arkansas
Team Averages
Alabama
24.7
Points
48.7
30.7
Points Allowed
16.4
385.3
Total YDS
513.4
250.4
Pass YDS
347.0
134.9
Rush YDS
166.4
412.9
Total YDS Allowed
321.0
220.0
Pass YDS Allowed
190.6
192.9
Rush YDS Allowed
130.4
-0.14
Turnover margin
1.29
0.374
3rd Down Conv.
0.542
0.407
3rd Down Conv. DEF
0.359

Players to Watch

Arkansas

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

Alabama

RB Najee Harris, WR Henry Ruggs, OL Jedrick Willis, OL Alex Leatherwood, DL Raekwon Davis, LB Dylan Mose, LB Anfernee Jennings.

Injuries

Alabama

Date Pos Player Injury Status
10/21/19 PK Will Reichard Hip is doubtful Saturday vs Arkansas
10/20/19 QB Tua Tagovailoa Ankle injured last game – is OUT Saturday vs Arkansas
09/16/19 DL Labryan Ray Foot is out indefinitely
09/13/19 DL Antonio Alfano Academics is out indefinitely
08/31/19 OL Emil Ekiyor Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
08/28/19 LB Dylan Moses Knee is out for season
08/15/19 RB Trey Sanders Knee is out indefinitely
08/12/19 LB Joshua McMillon Knee is out for season

Arkansas

Date Pos Player Injury Status
10/21/19 QB Ben Hicks Shoulder is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
10/20/19 RB Chase Hayden Concussion is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
10/20/19 OL Colton Jackson Leg is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
10/20/19 WR De’Vion Warren Concussion is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
10/20/19 DB Joe Foucha Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
10/17/19 DB Devin Bush Transferred has left team
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

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Alabama is the solid favorite in this game, of course. The Tide will be missing pin-point passer Tua Tagovailoa though. Backup QB Mac Jones is no Tua and that showed last week in his play versus Tennessee. The Tide will win this one solidly but it won’t be total massacre.

Our Preseason Prediction

Alabama 38, Arkansas 17

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Alabama 38, Arkansas 17

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). Watch on the ESPN Network.

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