Ole Miss vs. Arkansas
Where: War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock
Kickoff: 11:21 a.m.
Television: SEC Network (WCBI)
Radio: Ole Miss Network; Sirius 138, XM 199
Records: Ole Miss 4-3, 1-2 SEC, Arkansas 3-4, 2-2 SEC
Series: Arkansas leads 31-26-1
Coaches: Arkansas – John L. Smith 135-90 19th season overall, 3-4 Arkansas interim coach. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 34-10, fourth season overall; 4-3 first season at Ole Miss.
Statistical Leaders: Arkansas – RB Knile Davis 98-337 2 TDs. QB Tyler Wilson 124-of-205 passing, 1,957 yards, 14 TD, 5 INT. WR Cobi Hamilton 46 catches, 754 yards, 4 TD. LB Alonzo Highsmith 54 tackles, 4 TFL. Ole Miss – RB Jeff Scott 92-562, 5 TDs. QB Bo Wallace 107-for-168 passing, 1,371 yards, 9 TD, 8 INT. WR Donte Moncrief 31 catches, 480 yards, 5 TD. LB Denzel Nkemdiche 44 tackles, 9 TFLs, 2 sacks; S Cody Prewitt 44 tackles, 2 INT.
Trends: The Rebels lead the series in games played in Little Rock 7-6-1. The teams have not played in Little Rock since 1992, a 17-3 Ole Miss win.
Notes: Ole Miss is two wins away from becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2009. … With 30 touchdowns scored, the Rebels have already surpassed last season’s total. … Ole Miss has not lost when it has scored first but has not won when it hasn’t. … The Rebels are looking for their first SEC road win since playing at Vanderbilt on Oct. 3, 2009. … Ole Miss snapped a 16-game SEC losing streak with a 41-20 win over Auburn two weeks ago. … Rebels running back Jeff Scott is fourth in the SEC in rushing with 93.7 yards a game. He’s gone over the 100-yard mark three times this season. … Arkansas leads the SEC and ranks 12th nationally with 311.4 passing yards a game. … In wins against Auburn and Kentucky its last two games, Arkansas outscored its foes 73-14, gained 905 yards while giving up 491.
Summing it up: “They have NFL caliber players at certain positions there that always grab your attention when you’re watching the film. I think with the last couple of weeks and the confidence that they’ve gained, the job Coach (John L.) Smith and his staff have done of rallying them amid some difficult times speaks volumes for their character and the way they want to finish the year.” – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze
Prediction: Arkansas 29, Ole Miss 26