SEC Game Preview: Missouri @ Arkansas

By EFN Staff
Published: 11/26/2015

Missouri Tigers (5-6) at Arkansas Razorbacks (6-5)

Kickoff Time: Friday, November 27, 2:30 PM
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Friday will mark just the seventh meeting ever between Missouri and Arkansas and the first-ever regular season meeting in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks saw a four-game winning streak snapped last Saturday, while a loss for Missouri leaves them 5-7 and marks the end of the Gary Pinkel era.

Players to watch

  • Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers leads the FBS with 140 tackles, and also has three sacks and two interceptions this season.
  • Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen ranks eighth in the FBS with 29 touchdown passes, and ranks third in the SEC with 3,023 yards. 

Key Stats

  • Pinkel, who is retiring due to health concerns, has a 118-72 record at Missouri in 15 seasons.
  • In four of Arkansas’ last five games, the winning team has reached 50 points.
  • Missouri ranks 126th in the FBS in scoring offense, averaging 14.5 points per game.
  • Arkansas running back Alex Collins ranks third in the SEC with 1,262 rushing yards.
  • Allen has 19 touchdown passes and only two interceptions in his last five games.
  • Missouri quarterbacks have thrown more interceptions (11) than touchdown passes (10) this season.
  • The Tigers have won four of six all-time meetings, including a 21-14 win last year in the only ever SEC matchup between the two schools.


  • Arkansas defensive back Cornelius Floyd is questionable with a hamstring injury.
  • Razorbacks linebacker Dwayne Eugene is questionable with a thumb injury.