Know thy foe: Arkansas

Dan Skipper is one of two starters the Razorbacks have back along the offensive line. (AP Photo/Samantha Baker)

Dan Skipper is one of two starters the Razorbacks have back along the offensive line. (AP Photo/Samantha Baker)

Game day: Nov. 19 at Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) in Starkville.

Series: Arkansas leads 15-10-1 overall and is tied 6-6 in Starkville.

Last meeting: MSU won 51-50 at Fayetteville in 2015.

Head coach: Bret Bielema, 18-20 in three years at UA, 86-44 in 10 years overall.

2015 Record: 8-55-3 SEC

W UTEP 48-13

L vs. Toledo 16-12 [in Little Rock]

L Texas Tech 35-24

L vs. Texas A&M 28-21 (OT) [in Arlington]

W at Tennessee 24-20

L at Alabama 27-14

W Auburn 54-46 (OT)

W Tennessee-Martin 63-28

W at Ole Miss 53-52 (OT)

W at LSU 31-14

L Mississippi State 51-50

W Missouri 28-3

Liberty Bowl

W vs. Kansas State 45-23

Returning starters:

Offense (4)

WR Drew Morgan, 6-0, 193, Sr. – 63 catches, 843 yards, 10 TD; 4 carries, 20 yards

C Frank Ragnow, 6-5, 319, Jr.

RT Dan Skipper, 6-10, 319, Sr.

TE Jeremy Sprinkle, 6-6, 256, Sr. – 27 catches, 389 yards, 6 TD; 1 carry, 4 yards

Defense (9)

NG Taiwan Johnson, 6-2, 284, Sr. – 28 tackles, 5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 2 PBU, 1 FR

DT Jeremiah Ledbetter, 6-3, 280, Sr. – 55 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 PBU

RUSH Tevin Beanum, 6-4, 251, Jr. – 30 tackles, 7 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 PBU, 1 FR

MLB Brooks Ellis, 6-2, 245, Sr. – 102 tackles, 8 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 FR

WLB Dre Greenlaw, 6-0, 226, So. – 95 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 PBU, 2 FF

NB Henre’ Toliver, 6-1, 185, Jr. – 55 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 INT, 8 PBU

CB Jared Collins, 5-11, 173, Sr. – 44 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 1 INT, 9 PBU, 1 FF

CB D.J. Dean, 5-11, 199, Sr. – 35 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 0.5 sack, 2 INT, 3 PBU

FS Josh Liddell, 6-1, 210, Jr. – 52 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 2 INT, 3 PBU, 1 FF

Special Teams (2)

K Cole Hedlund, 5-10, 171, So. – 9 of 15 field goals, long 45

P Toby Baker, 6-3, 215, Sr. – 43 punts for 1,772 (41.2 avg.), long 52

Former MSU Commitments:

DL Briston Guidry, 6-3, 294, Fr.

2016 Schedule

Sept. 3 Louisiana Tech

Sept. 10 at TCU

Sept. 17 Texas State

Sept. 24 vs. Texas A&M [in Arlington]

Oct. 1 vs. Alcorn State [in Little Rock]

Oct. 8 Alabama

Oct. 15 Ole Miss

Oct. 22 at Auburn

Nov. 5 Florida

Nov. 12 LSU

Nov. 19 at Mississippi State

Nov. 26 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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