Publication: Friday, November 5, 2021
WHEN Saturday, 3 p.m.
AREA Natural grass
FILES Arkansas 5-3, 1-3 SEC; Mississippi State 5-3, 3-2 SEC
TRAIL Arkansas won 1; Mississippi State Won 2
COACHES Arkansas: Sam Pittman – 8-10 in second season in Arkansas and overall in Division I; Mississippi State: Mike Leach – 9-10 in second season at Mississippi State and 148-100 in 20th season overall.
SERIES Arkansas leads 17-13-1
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Mississippi State 21-14 on October 3, 2020 in Starkville, Mississippi.
RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, through the Arkansas Razorbacks Gameday app, through the TuneIn app, or on ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Breakdowns may apply. The Arkansas radio show will air on SIRIUS / XM Ch. 135 and 191.
TELEVISION The game will be televised by SEC Network and can be streamed on the ESPN app or WatchESPN.com. (operator ID required).
ADVERTISERS Tom Hart (play-by-play), Jordan Rodgers (color) and Cole Cubelic (sideline)
WEATHER SITUATION According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be sunny with a high of 62 degrees and a low of 41 degrees in Fayetteville.
LINE OF BET Arkansas is a 4-point favorite.
NOTABLE The Razorbacks are one win away from bowl eligibility with four games remaining in the season… The Hogs haven’t won six games in one season since 2016 when they won seven games… Arkansas is 4 -1 at home this season with the loss to Auburn… Razorback wide receiver Treylon Burks leads the SEC in receiving yards and receiving yards per game with 717 and 89.6… The Hogs have the third highest ranked defense SEC and allow opponents to convert 27.9% of the time … The Bulldogs picked their second win against a ranked team this season last week, beating Kentucky, then number 12 … Mississippi has kept back-to-back SEC opponents to less than 50 games… Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers broke SEC game completion percentage record against Kentucky, logging on 92 , 3% (36 out of 39) of its attempts es, and was on one attempt to qualify for the FBS record.
COMPARISON OF TEAMS
Points per game: Arkansas 32.8; Miss State 28.0
Points per game allowed: Arkansas 23.5; Miss State 24.6
Total offense: Arkansas 465.7; Miss State 425.2
Total Defense: Arkansas 334.5; Miss State 313.0
Time of possession: Arkansas 29:16; Miss State 35:16
Third Party Conversions: Arkansas 38.5%; Miss State 48.2%
Opp. Third-down conversions: Arkansas 27.9%; Miss State 36.7%
Revenue margin: Arkansas +3; Miss State +3
Penalties-yards (per game): Arkansas 8.3-69.8; Miss State 8.8-64.8