Know thy foe: Arkansas

Brandon Allen completed 22 of 43 passes for 238 yards and an interception against Mississippi State last season. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Brandon Allen completed 22 of 43 passes for 238 yards and an interception against Mississippi State last season. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Game day: Nov. 21 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000) in Fayetteville, Ark.

Series: Arkansas leads 15-9-1 overall and 3-1 in Fayetteville.

Last meeting: MSU won 17-10 in Starkville in 2014.

Head coach: Bret Bielema, 10-15 in two years at Arkansas and 78-39 in nine years overall.

2014 Record: 7-62-6 SEC

L at Auburn 45-21

W NICHOLLS STATE 73-7

W at Texas Tech 49-28

W NORTHERN ILLINOIS 52-14

L vs. Texas A&M (in Arlington) 35-28

L ALABAMA 14-13

L vs. Gerogia (in Little Rock) 45-32

W UAB 45-17

L at Mississippi State 17-10

W LSU 17-0

W OLE MISS 30-0

L at Missouri 21-14

Texas Bowl

W vs. Texas 31-7

Returning starters:

Offense (8)

QB Brandon Allen, 6-2, 210, Sr., 190 of 339 passes for 2,285 yards, 20 TD, 5 INT; 42 carries for 0 yards, 2 TD

RB Jonathan Williams, 6-0, 223, Sr., 211 carries for 1,190 yards, 12 TD; 11 catches for 65 yards, 2 TD

WR Keon Hatcher, 6-2, 210, Sr., 43 catches for 558 yards, 6 TD; 5 carries for 112 yards, 1 TD

TE Hunter Henry, 6-5, 253, Jr., 37 catches for 513 yards, 2 TD

LT Denver Kirkland, 6-5, 340, Jr.

LG Sebastian Tretola, 6-5, 334, Sr., 1 of 1 passes for 6 yards, 1 TD

C Mitch Smothers, 6-3, 322, Sr.

RT Dan Skipper, 6-10, 331, Jr.

Defense (6)

DE JaMichael Winston, 6-4, 262, Jr., 26 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 PBU

DT Taiwan Johnson, 6-2, 290, Jr., 26 tackles, 8 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 2 FR

LB Brooks Ellis, 6-2, 242, Jr., 72 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 0.5 sack, 2 INT, 5 PBU, 2 FF

LB Josh Williams, 6-1, 237, Jr., 29 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 sack

CB Jared Collins, 5-11, 172, Jr., 53 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 sack, 13 PBU, 1 FF

SS Rohan Gaines, 5-11, 195, Sr., 59 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 5 PBU, 1 FF, 1 FR

Special Teams (1)

K Adam McFain, 6-0, 187, Jr., 7 of 10 FG, long 49

2015 Schedule

Sept. 5 UTEP

Sept. 12 TOLEDO

Sept. 19 TEXAS TECH

Sept. 26 vs. Texas A&M (in Arlington)

Oct. 3 at Tennessee

Oct. 10 at Alabama

Oct. 24 AUBURN

Oct. 31 UT-MARTIN

Nov. 7 at Ole Miss

Nov. 14 at LSU

Nov. 21 MISSISSIPPI STATE

Nov. 28 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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