No. 17 Mississippi State @ Arkansas
Current Records: Mississippi State 5-3; Arkansas 5-3
What to Know
The Arkansas Razorbacks should come into this matchup well-rested after a week off from action. Arkansas and the Mississippi State Bulldogs will face off in an SEC battle at 4 p.m. ET Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
The Razorbacks ran circles around the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions two weeks ago, and the extra yardage (504 yards vs. 223 yards) paid off. Arkansas was completely in charge, breezing past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 45-3 at home. The Arkansas offense checked out after the first half but had enough points banked to take the game anyway. WR Treylon Burks had a stellar game for Arkansas as he punched in one rushing touchdown in addition to catching four passes for two TDs and 89 yards.
Meanwhile, MSU was no stranger to outgunning their opponent yards-wise, either, with 438 yards compared to the Kentucky Wildcats' 216 last week. The Bulldogs were able to grind out a solid win over the Wildcats, winning 31-17. MSU's RB Dillon Johnson looked sharp as he punched in two rushing touchdowns.
MSU's defense was a presence as well, as it collected three interceptions and one fumble. Those interceptions were spread across their defensive unit.
Arkansas is the favorite in this one, with an expected 4-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
The wins brought both teams up to an identical 5-3. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Razorbacks are 235th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 16 on the season. The Bulldogs have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 226th most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 14 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
- Where: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium -- Fayetteville, Arkansas
- TV: SEC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $31.00
The Razorbacks are a 4-point favorite against the Bulldogs, according to the latest college football odds.
Bettors have moved against the Razorbacks slightly, as the game opened with the Razorbacks as a 5.5-point favorite.
Mississippi State have won four out of their last six games against Arkansas.
- Oct 03, 2020 - Arkansas 21 vs. Mississippi State 14
- Nov 02, 2019 - Mississippi State 54 vs. Arkansas 24
- Nov 17, 2018 - Mississippi State 52 vs. Arkansas 6
- Nov 18, 2017 - Mississippi State 28 vs. Arkansas 21
- Nov 19, 2016 - Arkansas 58 vs. Mississippi State 42
- Nov 21, 2015 - Mississippi State 51 vs. Arkansas 50