After a huge statement game against Alabama, Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss football travel to Fayetteville to face the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Coach Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss football may have seen the second loss in the 2020 college football season, but Rebels fans saw more. The 63-48 decision left Rebels fans with answers for the offensive side of the ball, but questions remain for the defense.
Kiffin and the Rebels (1-2) will now see what awaits them in week four as they face a much improved Arkansas Razorbacks team in Fayetteville. First-year head coach Sam Pittman has the Hogs sitting at (1-2) but in a shortened SEC-only season, they are noticeably better on both sides of the ball. OHT takes a closer look at the SEC-West matchup.
A Closer Look
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The Razorbacks are coming off a heartbreaking 30-28 loss to Auburn on the road, in a game that they could have easily won. The Hogs will be looking for redemption in front of a particularly hungry Arkansas fanbase that wants to win games.
The Hogs have a number of talented players on the offense who have managed to help put together solid performances. Quarterback Feleipe Franks has completed 61 of 94 attempts for 730 yards and 7 TDs with just 2 INTs.
The Hogs new offense is pass-happy and Franks has a bevy of wide receivers to throw to. Leading all WRs is DeVion Warren who has 10 receptions for 223 yards and 3 TDs followed by Mike Woods with 12 grabs for 150 yards and 1 TD.
Arkansas has produced just 259 yards rushing thru three games averaging 86.9 yards on the ground. The Hogs leading rusher is Trelon Smith who has 41 carries for 175 yards.
Questions for the Hogs come on defense where they have given up yardage and points but have produced turnovers. Thru three games the Hogs have allowed picked off 4 passes and forced 3 fumbles. However, the Hogs are allowing just over 400 yards of offense per game.
Rebels fans already know what Ole Miss football is capable of on the offensive side of the ball and today they will see if the defense has improved from last week. The Rebels and Hogs kickoff from Fayetteville at 2:30 CT and the game will be aired via SECN. Good luck to coach Lane Kiffin and the Rebels. Hotty Toddy!