Ole Miss has struggled to stop the run in its last two SEC games and faces a big task on the road in that department Saturday at Arkansas.
The Razorbacks average 232.9 yards a game on the ground, fourth in the SEC. They will be challenge enough in and of themselves, but expected rainy conditions could give Arkansas more of an advantage since Ole Miss has struggled to run consistently and will be pass-heavy if that continues to play out.
The Rebels allowed only 89 rushing yards on 36 carries to Presbyterian two weeks ago. It’s hard to take much from a game against an FCS opponent, and the memories of LSU running for 264, Auburn for 248 are still strong.
Ole Miss cornerback Mike Hilton says simply being in the right place will go a long way toward slowing down the Hogs.
“We have to play alignment and assignment. Arkansas is known as a ball-control team … downhill, 22 and 23 personnel. We’ve got to make sure everybody, especially the front seven, is all alignment and assignment,” he said.