SEC Football Preview: Tennessee at Arkansas

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Tennessee football faces Arkansas on Saturday in Fayetteville. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Tennessee

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Tennessee 31 South Carolina 27
Oct. 3 Missouri 12 Tennessee 35
Oct. 10 Tennessee 21 Georgia 44
Oct. 17 Kentucky 34 Tennessee 7
Oct. 24 Alabama 48 Tennessee 17
Nov. 7 Tennessee Arkansas
Nov. 14 Texas A&M Tennessee
Nov. 21 Tennessee Auburn
Nov. 28 Tennessee Vanderbilt
Dec. 5 Florida Tennessee

Arkansas

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Georgia 37 Arkansas 10
Oct. 3 Arkansas 21 Mississippi State 14
Oct. 10 Arkansas 28 Auburn 30
Oct. 17 Ole Miss 21 Arkansas 33
Oct. 31 Arkansas 31 Texas A&M 42
Nov. 7 Tennessee Arkansas
Nov. 14 Arkansas Florida
Nov. 21 LSU Arkansas
Nov. 28 Arkansas Missouri
Dec. 5 Alabama Arkansas

College Football Ratings

Rating Tennessee Arkansas
ESPN FPI 51 50
Sagarin 60 66
Massey Composite 45 66
PiRate Ratings 33 60

Key Stats

Stat Tennessee Arkansas
Points 22.2 24.6
Points Allowed 33.0 28.8
Total YDS 323.8 369.4
Pass YDS 188.2 243.2
Rush YDS 135.6 126.2
Total YDS Allowed 407.0 423.4
Pass YDS Allowed 254.0 245.2
Rush YDS Allowed 153.0 178.2
Turnover margin -0.2 1.2
3rd Down Conv. 26.1 32.4
3rd Down Conv. DEF 47.1 36.7

Players to Watch

Tennessee

 
CB Shawn Shamburger, QB Jarrett Guarantano, K Brent Cimaglia, LB Henry To’o To’o, WR WR Ramel Keyton.

Arkansas

WR Treylon Burks, OL Ricky Stromberg, DL Mataio Soli, DE Dorian Gerald, OL Noah Gatlin.

Injuries

Tennessee

[TE] 09/17/2020 – Austin Pope is out indefinitely (Back)
[WR] 09/03/2020 – Deangelo Gibbs is out for season (Academics)
[DB] 09/24/2020 – Carlin Fils-Aime is out for season (Personal)
[RB] 09/23/2020 – Len’Neth Whitehead is out indefinitely (Foot)
[LB] 10/14/2020 – JJ Peterson is out indefinitely (Personal)

Arkansas

[LB] 10/15/2020 – Levi Draper is out for season (Shoulder)
[WR] 09/18/2020 – Jaquayln Crawford is out for season (Eligibility)
[CB] 10/26/2020 – Jerry Jacobs is out for season (Left Team)

Source: statfox.com

Comments

Here’s a battle between two 2-3 teams, one which has exceeded expectations so far and another which has disappointed for the most part. Tennessee is coming off a bye week. Last season Tennessee roared through their November games and made it to a bowl game. For Tennessee, this game hinges around a quarterback named Jarrett Guarantano. When he’s on, he’s very good. When he’s off, he’s really off. I actually believe this is a fairly even game. Feleipe Franks, the Arkansas quarterback, gives the hogs the edge in this one. He isn’t perfect but he’s a little more consistent than Guarantano. Arkansas wins a close one.

Our Preseason Prediction

Tennessee 28, Arkansas 17

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Arkansas 31, Tennessee 28

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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