A win would make
The Tigers' bowl future also
depends on the game with
Since losing the season opener
50-14 against Southern California,
The Tigers enter the game coming
off a dramatic 23-20 overtime victory over Ole Miss, and, though all hopes of
making it to
LSU leads 32-17-2 in the series
Leading the Razorbacks at
quarterback this season has been true freshman Mitch Mustain, though he has
taken a back seat the past two weeks to sophomore Casey Dick. Dick played a
similar role for
With three starts this season, Dick has completed 43 of 72 passes for 716 yards and seven touchdowns while allowing two interceptions. Mustain has thrown for 853 yards and 10 touchdowns with eight interceptions on the year.
Leading the team on the other end of the passing game has been junior wide receiver Marcus Monk, who led the Razorbacks in receiving last year with 476 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 starts.
Through 11 games this season, Monk has tallied nine touchdowns and 859 receiving yards on 45 catches. Joining Monk in the receiving game have been junior fullback Peyton Hillis and freshman split end Damian Williams, with receiving totals of 159 yards and 221 yards, respectively.
On the ground, Arkansas has accumulated 2,537 rushing yards, led by All-SEC sophomore tailback Darren McFadden, who busted onto the scene last year when he earned Freshmen All-American honors with 1,113 rushing yards, the most ever by an Arkansas freshman.
This season, McFadden has carried the ball 223 times for a total of 1,303 yards and 12 touchdowns, leading the SEC in both rushing and scoring.
Also making noise in the backfield
is another sophomore tailback in Felix Jones. Jones has run for 824 yards on 111
carries this season, and is currently fourth in the conference in rushing,
Luigs earned freshman All-SEC honors, and was a freshman All-American selection by several publications last year, while Felton, Parker and Ugoh were all regulars on the line last season. Tubbs also brings experience to his position, though he was limited by an injury last.
Senior tight end Wes Murphy also brings experience to the offensive line, starting in five games last season.
On the inside of the defensive line
are tackles Keith Jackson and Ernest Mitchell, who have compiled 9.5 tackles for
As a team,
The Razorback secondary, which consists of free safety Michael Grant, strong safety Randy Kelly and cornerbacks Chris Houston and Matterral Richardson, has allowed 180.1 passing yards per game this season and 14 touchdowns, while the team has recorded 12 interceptions.
Kelly leads the secondary in
tackles with 70, while Grant has tallied a team-leading three interceptions.
On special teams, Jeremy Davis has
served as place kicker for
Punting for the Razorbacks for the fourth season is Jacob Skinner. Skinner has averaged 38.5 yards per punt this season on 44 tries, landing 21 of those inside the 20-yardline.
Several players have handled punt
Felix Jones and McFadden have shared the kickoff return duties, with Jones averaging 25.7 yards on 15 returns and McFadden averaging 28.2 yards on eight tries. Both players have returned a kick for a touchdown this season.