Scouting report: LSU at Arkansas _lowres

Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams (32) tries to run through the defense of Mississippi State defensive backs Justin Cox (9) and Kendrick Market (26) in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. No. 1 Mississippi State won 17-10. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The basics

Kickoff: 7 p.m. Saturday at Razorback Stadium


Radio: WDGL-FM, 98.1, in Baton Rouge; WWL-AM, 870, and WWL-FM, 105.3, in New Orleans; KLWB-FM, 103.7, in Acadiana

Series: LSU leads 37-20-2

LAST MEETING: LSU 31, Arkansas 27 (2013)

The opponent: Arkansas Razorbacks

Record: 4-5 (0-5 Southeastern)

BEST WIN: Defeated Texas Tech 49-28 on Sept. 13

WORST LOSS: Lost to Texas A&M 35-28 (OT) on Sept. 27

Offensive leaders: RB Jonathan Williams (137 carries, 877 yards, 6.4 average, 10 TDs), RB Alex Collins (134 attempts, 840 yards, 6.3 average, 10 TDs)

Defensive leaders: LB Martrell Spaight (87 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery), DE Trey Flowers (46 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks)

Rumblings: The Razorbacks have dropped 17 consecutive SEC games since a 49-7 blowout of Kentucky on Oct. 13, 2012. They have come close to ending the drought this season, falling to Alabama by one point and Mississippi State and Texas A&M by seven points each.

The offense — What you don’t want to hear

Williams and Collins form a solid 1-2 punch on the ground, combining for 1,717 yards and 20 TDs to help Arkansas average 248.2 rushing yards per game.

The offense — What you do want to hear

Arkansas relies heavily on its running game. Quarterback Brandon Allen averages just 192.9 passing yards and has completed 57.8 percent of his attempts.

The defense — What you don’t want to hear

The Razorbacks allow just 136.8 rushing yards per game, which has helped them hold five of their nine opponents to 17 or fewer points.

The defense — What you do want to hear

Arkansas defenders haven’t made many impact plays this season. In nine games, the Razorbacks have only 13 sacks and 13 takeaways — with just seven interceptions.