Arkansas hosts Ole Miss at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock on Saturday night. The Razorbacks and Rebels are set to kick off in the Capital City at 6:30 p.m. on SEC Network. Here are 10 things to know before kick.
1. Arkansas hosts Ole Miss at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock for the first time since 2012. The Razorbacks lead the all-time series with Ole Miss 36-27-1 dating back to 1908. Arkansas has won the last four meetings between the two teams. That four-game winning streak includes the last three victories that have come by a combined six points. Arkansas is 7-7-1 against Ole Miss in Little Rock all-time. The Rebels will be the first SEC team to meet the Hogs in Little Rock since No. 10 Georgia in 2014.
2. Arkansas linebackers De’Jon Harris and Dre Greenlaw combined for 24 tackles in the game vs. Alabama. It’s the second-straight week the tandem has combined for 20 or more tackles. The Harris and Greenlaw duo has combined to lead the team in tackles in 16 of the last 18 games. Harris leads the SEC in tackles and ranks 12th nationally with his 64 stops while Santos Ramirez is tied for fifth in the league with 47 and Greenlaw’s 44 tackles in four games is the eighth-best mark in the SEC. He also leads all active players in the league with 284 tackles.
3. Cheyenne O’Grady caught a career-high seven passes last weekend and has 10 receptions for 125 yards and two scores over the last two weeks.
4. De’Vion Warren leads the SEC in kick return average with a 30.6 average on his four returns. Warren broke a return for 78 yards against Alabama and later caught his first career touchdown pass.
5. Arkansas is averaging 34.3 points and 391.3 yards per game in the team’s three home games this season.
6. Ty Storey is set to make his fourth straight start at QB for the Razorbacks on Saturday against Ole Miss. The junior from Charleston, Ark. has settled in since being named the starter prior to the Auburn game. Over the last three games, Storey is 52-for-96 (54.2%) for 384 yards and three touchdowns.
7. Cheyenne O’Grady and his fellow tight ends have emerged over the last two weeks with three tight ends catching passes against Alabama. O’Grady recorded a career-high seven receptions while fellow tight ends Austin Cantrell (two catches) and Grayson Gunter (one catch) also were part of the passing game. The Razorbacks have relied on the tight end position in the passing game through the first six games with four different tight ends being targeted for a total of 35 targets according to Pro Football Focus. Those four tight ends (O’Grady, Cantrell, Gunter and Jeremy Patton) have combined for 23 receptions for 281 yards. Only three SEC teams have targeted tight ends more this season.
8. Rakeem Boyd is proving to be a big part of the Razorbacks’ offense on the ground and through the air. Through the first three SEC games for the Hogs, Boyd is averaging 103.7 all-purpose yards running for 215 yards and catching passes for 96 yards. Boyd’s 103.7 yards in SEC games rank eighth among all league players. The sophomore has caught passes in four straight games, second-longest active streak on the team, for 96 yards.
9. Hjalte Froholdt is set to make his team-best 32nd start on Saturday night in Little Rock. The senior has started every game the last three seasons. Fellow senior Dre Greenlaw will make his team-high 35th career start. He is one of just five current Razorbacks to have at least one start over the last four seasons.
10. Deon Stewart is the only Hog to catch a pass in all six games this season. Stewart has caught a pass in 14 straight games.