Jim Harris Live: Ole Miss at Arkansas


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — No. 22 Arkansas (4-2, 0-2 SEC) will play No. 12 Ole Miss (3-2, 1-1 SEC) for the 63rd time in school history when it hosts the Rebels on Saturday inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Kickoff: Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. CT

Location: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000)


• It marks the fourth time in the opening seven games that Arkansas will be the primetime game on ESPN.

 The Razorbacks lead the all-time series 34-27-1 and own a 10-2 mark in games played in Fayetteville.

 Arkansas’ 34 all-time wins against Ole Miss are its seventh-most among all opponents and its second-most among SEC competition.

 Heach coach Bret Bielema is 2-1 against Ole Miss. Arkansas will be looking for its third consecutive victory over the Rebels

 Arkansas defeated then-No. 18 Ole Miss 53-52 in overtime last season.

Five Key Storylines
• Austin Allen and Rawleigh Williams III have been one of the best QB/RB combos in the Southeastern Conference this season. Allen leads the SEC in touchdown passes with 15, tossing multiple scoring strikes in every game this season, and ranks second in passing yards with 1,632. Williams has topped 100 yards on the ground in three of the last five games and has rushed for a touchdown in three of the last four games. Williams ranks third in the SEC with 605 yards rushing and is tied for third in rushing touchdowns with five. Arkansas is one of two schools in the SEC with both its quarterback and running back ranking among the conference’s top five in both passing and rushing yardage.

 Arkansas is the only school in the SEC with multiple players ranking among the league’s top 10 in receiving yards per game. Junior wide receiver Jared Cornelius has emerged as one of Arkansas’ top receivers. Highlighted by three straight 100-yard receiving games, Cornelius ranks fourth in the SEC with 81.6 yards receiving per game. Senior wide receiver Keon Hatcher has hauled in a touchdown pass in four straight games, including two last Saturday for the second time in his career, and ranks ninth in the SEC in receiving yards per game with 64.0.

• Behind four 100-yard rushing efforts and three 100-yard receiving performances, Arkansas has totaled 400 or more yards of total offense in each of its last five games and has produced 30 or more points in 10 of its last 13 games dating back to the 2015 season.

• The Razorbacks have won 10 of their last 13 games dating back to last season, including road victories at No. 18 Ole Miss, No. 9 LSU and No. 15 TCU.

• Saturday’s game marks Arkansas’ fifth of nine contests against opponents who played in a bowl game last season. The Razorbacks currently have the toughest remaining schedule in college football per ESPN.com’s College Football Power Index.

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