BATON ROUGE — Arkansas will play its final road game of 2017 on Saturday when the Razorbacks head to Baton Rouge to take on LSU. The game annually serves as the “Battle for the Golden Boot” with the winning team earning possession of the gold trophy molded in the shape of Louisiana and Arkansas.
LSU leads the all-time series, which dates back to 1901, 38-22-2. Arkansas has won two of the last three meetings, including the last game in Baton Rouge in 2015. The Hogs knocked off the No. 9 Tigers 31-14 in Tiger Stadium, behind 299 yards on the ground. LSU holds a 13-8 advantage over Arkansas in games since the teams started playing for “The Boot” in 1996.
Saturday’s game will kick off at 11 a.m. CT. It will be televised on ESPN with Jason Benetti (play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (analyst) and Julie Stewart-Binks (reporter) on the call.
Below are several numbers to know heading into the game:
231.7 – Rushing yards per game by the Razorbacks over the last three games.
73.53 – Red-zone touchdown percentage by the Hogs, which ranks No. 15 in the FBS (No. 2 in the SEC).
17 – Number of 20+ yard rushes by Arkansas this season, good for fifth most in the SEC.
15 – Number of Jordan Jones’ touches out of his last 20 that have converted a first down or touchdown.
13.8 – Average yards per touch by T.J. Hammonds over the last two games (263 yards on 19 touches).
13 – Arkansas has scored points in 13 straight quarters since its game at No. 1 Alabama, including a TD in each of the last 10 quarters.
10 – Touchdowns responsible for by Cole Kelley, which ranks tied for No. 8 in the FBS and No. 2 in the SEC among freshman quarterbacks.
9 – Combined 10+ tackle games by De’Jon Harris (5) and Dre Greenlaw (4), tops among all SEC tackling duos.
3 – Games Arkansas has rushed and passed for 200 yards in the same game this season, which is tied for the second most in the SEC.
3– Consecutive games with a touchdown for Devwah Whaley.