FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas will return home for its final two games of the 2017 regular season, beginning with No. 16 Mississippi State on Saturday.
Arkansas and Mississippi State will meet for the 28th time with the Razorbacks owning a 16-10-1 all-time advantage. The Razorbacks are 9-2-1 against the Bulldogs in the state of Arkansas with a 3-1 record in Fayetteville and a 6-1-1 mark in Little Rock.
Behind 661 yards of total offense (the fourth-most and most ever in an SEC game in school history) including 357 on the ground, Arkansas beat Mississippi State 58-42 last year in Starkville.
In last year’s meeting, Austin Allen threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns, Rawleigh Williams III rushed for 205 yards and accounted for five touchdowns and Devwah Whaley chipped in 112 yards rushing and a touchdown. It’s the only time in school history that the Hogs had a 300-yard passer and a 200-yard rusher in the same game and the first time with a 300-yard passer and multiple 100-yard rushers in the same game.
Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 11 a.m. CT. The game will be televised on CBS with Carter Blackburn (play-by-play), Aaron Taylor (analyst), Rick Neuheisel (analyst) and John Schriffen (reporter) on the call.
Here’s five numbers to know heading into the game:
208 – Rushing yards per game average by the Razorbacks over the last four games.
50 – Arkansas has scored 50 or more points in each of the last two games against Mississippi State.
30 – Number of 20+ yard plays Arkansas has produced over the last three games.
10 – Combined 10+ tackle games by De’Jon Harris (6) and Dre Greenlaw (4), tops among all Power 5 tackling duos.
4 – Straight games with a TD for Devwah Whaley, including three on the ground and one through the air.