Two Matchups To Watch
Arkansas O-line vs. LSU D-line
The Razorbacks have been known for years as having big, road-grating O-linemen. That may still be the case, but this year, they’re struggling with the whole pass blocking things. The Hogs have allowed 28 sacks (3.1 per game), the worst in the SEC. LSU is sixth nationally at 30 sacks (3.3 per game). This is a bad matchup for Arkansas.
RB Derrius Guice vs. Arkansas linebackers
Four of five SEC opponents this season ran for at least 198 yards against the Razorbacks, and you do remember last season, right? Guice ripped off the longest run in program history against Arkansas – a 96-yard jaunt. Guice and Leonard Fournette ran for a combined 350 yards in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
LSU: Keep An Eye On No. 7
Receiver DJ Chark and LSU’s passing offense couldn’t connect enough at Alabama, but the last time he played at home, Chark returned a punt for a TD to spark the biggest comeback in an SEC game in Tiger Stadium history and had 150 yards receiving.
Arkansas: Keep An Eye on No. 15
It’s tough to miss the 6-foot-7, 268-pound Kelley, a Lafayette native. It’s unclear if Kelley will start a fifth straight game in the absence of injured Austin Allen. The Teurlings Catholic product completes 59 percent of his passes and has 8 TDs to 3 INTs.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
Arkansas’ sacks per game allowed, 14th in SEC
LSU’s sacks per game, second in the SEC
LSU’s record under Ed Orgeron after a loss
4th quarter points allowed by LSU last 4 games