Key Matchup - Arkansas vs. Louisiana-Monroe


Arkansas WR Cobi Hamilton (6-3, 209, Sr.)

Key Statistics: 22 catches, 544 yards, 7 TDs in Little Rock

Cobi Hamilton couldn’t have been happy watching the bulk of the season opener from the sideline because of a neck injury he suffered in the first quarter. But coaches and players said Hamilton — who caught two passes before leaving the game — had a “stellar” week in practice and is ready to go against Louisiana-Monroe tonight. Other receivers played well without him last week, but there’s no doubt Hamilton is Arkansas’ best and history says the No. 1 receiver should have a strong performance in War Memorial Stadium. Hamilton is averaging 3.6 catches and 90.7 yards in six games in Little Rock. He has scored in five of those games.

Louisiana-Monroe CB Vincent Eddie (5-8, 161, Jr.)

Key Statistics: 63 tackles, 2 interceptions in 2011

Eddie, a cornerback, is Lousiana-Monroe’s top returning tackler (63) and one of the most experienced members of the Warhawk defense. He and his teammates open the season with a tough task today, though, trying to keep track of Hamilton and an Arkansas passing attack that compiled 400 yards in the opener.  The good news: Hamilton was relatively quiet against ULM two years ago, catching three passes for 25 yards. It was the only time he hasn’t scored a touchdown in Little Rock during his career. Eddie and the Warhawks want to keep it that way during tonight’s game.

EDGE: Arkansas WR Cobi Hamilton