Kickoff: Saturday, 12:21 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Spread: Arkansas by 5
Watchability: Exciting offensive teams on the upswing meet in Little Rock. Both had two weeks to prepare. Under new coach Hugh Freeze, the Rebels are averaging 32.7 points and already have surpassed last year's total number of points, touchdowns and wins. They're going for their first SEC road win since beating Vanderbilt on Oct. 3, 2009. After a nightmare start, the Razorbacks outscored Auburn and Kentucky by a combined 73-14. “It's more like a sense of we're back to what we think we should have been,” coach John L. Smith said. “It's more of a yes, we got our swagger back a little bit and our confidence is good. Our energy has always been good.”
Shining stars: Ole Miss -- QB Bo Wallace. In the win over Auburn -- Ole Miss' first SEC victory in 17 tries -- the sophomore became the first player in school history to score a rushing, passing and receiving touchdown in the same game. He's accounted for 14 TDs (5 rushing) and ranks sixth in the SEC in total offense (228.0). Arkansas -- QB Tyler Wilson. The senior has four 350-yard passing games this season. He leads the nation with an average of 15.8 yards per completion. Favorite target Cobi Hamilton is tied for the SEC lead with 46 catches and is the only conference wideout averaging more than 100 receiving yards.
Who could steal the show: Ole Miss -- RB Jeff Scott. The explosive junior ranks fourth in the SEC with 93.7 rushing yards per game and has topped 100 yards three times. He averages 6.1 yards per carry. Arkansas -- RB Dennis Johnson. The senior has scored five TDs in the past two games and averages 5.9 yards per carry. In his career, he's returned three kickoffs for TDs.
You going? Ranking the road trip: This is an unusually attractive matchup for one of Arkansas' two annual games at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium. By contract, the Hogs are required to play one SEC game there every year through 2016.
Magic number for Ole Miss: 26. The Rebels rank 26th nationally in rushing at 211.1 yards per game.
Magic number for Arkansas: 41. That's the margin by which Arkansas has outscored opponents in the first quarter (69-28).
The game comes down to: Both teams can light it up, but Arkansas' defense is finally jelling. The Hogs' deep defensive line should win the battle up front, with DEs Trey Flowers (4.5 sacks, 7 QB hurries) and Chris Smith (24 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 7 QB hurries) harassing Wallace into mistakes.
Prediction: Arkansas 38, Ole Miss 27
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