|Arkansas senior RB Dennis Johnson has scored seven TDs this season. (US Presswire)|
Kickoff: Saturday, 12:21 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Spread: Arkansas by 7
Watchability: The Golden Hurricane have won seven straight entering Saturday's homecoming game in Fayetteville. But they haven't played an SEC team since 2008, when they lost 30-23 at Arkansas. The Razorbacks must win Saturday, and pull off two upsets in their final three games (at South Carolina, at Mississippi State, LSU), to reach a bowl.
Shining stars: Tulsa -- QB Cody Green. The 6-foot-4 junior left last week's 28-24 win over Rice with a shoulder injury but looked sharp in practice this week and is scheduled to start. “I feel pretty good about it,” coach Bill Blankenship told the Tulsa World. Green, who is 10-1 as a starter dating to his time at Nebraska, has thrown for 1,329 yards and 10 TDs with six INTs. Arkansas -- QB Tyler Wilson. The senior is averaging 322 yards passing (6th nationally) and is the only SEC quarterback with four 350-yard passing games this year. His favorite target, Cobi Hamilton, is the only SEC wideout averaging 100 receiving yards. But Wilson won't have TE Chris Gragg (bone bruise in knee).
Who could steal the show: Tulsa -- RBs Ja'Terian Douglas and Alex Singleton. The duo combined for 232 rushing yards and three TDs last week. Douglas averages 7.9 yards per carry, and Singleton has run for 15 scores. Arkansas -- RB Dennis Johnson. With Knile Davis struggling and now sidelined with a hamstring injury, Johnson has picked up the slack. The senior averages 5.9 yards per carry and has scored seven TDs.
You going? Ranking the road trip: The season has been a disappointment, but Fayetteville is a tough place to play. Arkansas has won six straight homecoming games, including last year's 44-28 victory over South Carolina.
Magic number for Tulsa: 17. Tulsa has lost 17 straight to Arkansas and hasn't beaten the Razorbacks since 1976.
Magic number for Arkansas: 16. That's how many Razorbacks have made their first starts this season, most in the SEC and sixth-highest nationally.
The game comes down to: Tulsa ranks 95th nationally in pass defense. Look for Wilson and Hamilton to hook up at least 10 times as the Hogs win a shootout.
Prediction: Arkansas 34, Tulsa 31
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