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Arkansas Razorbacks

FBS RankingOffenseDefense
Rushing137.4 (77th)167.6 (69th)
Passing300.7 (13th)195.2 (22nd)
Overall27th46th

Razorbacks report: Strategy and personnel

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SCOUTING THE OFFENSE
Simply put, Arkansas has one of the two or three best offenses in the Southeastern Conference. But it's not without its faults. The Razorbacks rank dead last in rushing yardage per game, 103. For all that quarterback Ryan Mallett, his receivers and a star tight end have brought to the offense, it still must evolve into something more two-dimensional.

SCOUTING THE DEFENSE
There has been a marked improvement on defense by the Razorbacks in 2010, but much of that is because of just how low it ranked in 2009. The Razorbacks are ranked fourth in the SEC in both scoring defense (14.5 ppg) and total defense (297 ypg). Some personnel switches in the secondary have bolstered the pass defense, but the Razorbacks continue to be porous at times against the run. Alabama showed on Sept. 25 why there's still work to be done, though, as it scored 17 unanswered points against the Arkansas defense to win the game.

ROSTER REPORT

--QB Ryan Mallett continued to climb the Arkansas charts for passing yardage. At 5,062 yards, he passed Brad Taylor. He's also now eighth on Arkansas' total career yardage list, passing Darren McFadden on Saturday.

--WR Joe Adams has an interesting streak going: He has caught a pass in all 26 of the games in which he's played.

--The move of Rudell Crim from corner to safety is paying off. He has two interceptions through four games.

--TE D.J. Williams needs one more catch to tie the school record for receptions by a non-receiver. He has 117.

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