Know thy foe: Arkansas

Alex Collins was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Alex Collins was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Game day: Nov. 1 at Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) in Starkville

Series: Arkansas leads 15-8-1 overall and 6-5 in Starkville.

Last meeting: MSU won 24-17 in overtime in Little Rock last season.

Head coach: Brett Bielema 3-9 in one season at Arkansas and 71-33 in eight years overall.

2013 Record: 3-9 overall and 0-8 in SEC.

W LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 34-14

W vs. Samford 31-21

W SOUTHERN MISS 24-3

L at Rutgers 24-28

L TEXAS A&M 33-45

L at Florida 10-30

L SOUTH CAROLINA 7-52

L at Alabama 0-52

L AUBURN 17-35

L at Ole Miss 24-34

L vs. Mississippi State (OT) 17-24

L at LSU 27-31

Returning starters:

Offense (7)

QB Brandon Allen, 6-3, 212, Jr., 128-of-258 passing for 1,552 yards, 13 TD, 10 INT, 29 carries for 29 yards, 1 TD

RB Jonathan Williams, 6-0, 225, Jr., 150 carries for 900 yards, 4 TD, 7 catches for 72 yards, 2 TD

WR Keon Hatcher, 6-2, 210, Jr., 27 catches for 346 yards, 2 TD

TE Hunter Henry, 6-6, 255, So., 28 catches for 409 yards, 4 TD

LT Dan Skipper, 6-10, 316, So.

RG Denver Kirkland, 6-5, 330, So.

RT Brey Cook, 6-7, 322, Sr.

Defense (4)

DE Trey Flowers, 6-4, 268, Sr., 44 tackles, 13.5 TFL, 5 sacks, 1 INT, 3 FF

LB Braylon Mitchell, 6-3, 235, Sr., 77 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FR

CB Tevin Mitchel, 6-0, 190, Sr., 47 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 INT

FS Alan Turner, 6-0, 204, Sr., 97 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 2 INT

Special Teams (1)

P Sam Irwin-Hill, 6-3, 209, Sr., 46 punts for 2,038 yards (44.3 avg.), Long 79

2014 Schedule:

Aug. 30 at Auburn

Sept. 6 NICHOLLS STATE

Sept. 13 at Texas Tech

Sept. 20 NORTHERN ILLINOIS

Sept. 27 vs. Texas A&M (Arlington, TX)

Oct. 11 ALABAMA

Oct. 18 vs. Georgia (Little Rock)

Oct. 25 UAB

Nov. 1 at Mississippi State

Nov. 15 LSU

Nov. 22 OLE MISS

Nov. 29 at Missouri

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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