Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson (6-3, 220, Jr.)
Key Statistics: 30 of 47, 563 yards, 5 TDs, INT
Arkansas got the news it was hoping for Thursday, when quarterback Tyler Wilson was cleared to play against Rutgers. Now the pressure is on the senior to lift the Razorbacks out of their funk. It may be unfair to pin a team’s hopes on one player, but Wilson has meant that much to Arkansas since April. The Razorbacks have been outscored 79-10 without Wilson on the field this season. So the team’s unquestioned leader — who also called out players for giving up during the Alabama loss — will try to invigorate an offense that was held to 187 yards last week and has sputtered ever since he left the field late in the first half of the Louisiana-Monroe game.
Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene (6-1, 230, Sr.)
Key Statistics: 34 tackles, 4 tackles for losses, 2 sacks
Rutgers is ranked fifth in the nation in scoring defense (8.3 points) and 12th in total defense (249.3 yards) through three games and Khaseem Greene is a big reason for the success. The 2011 Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year leads the Scarlet Knights in tackles, tackles for losses and is tied for the lead in sacks. He has double-digit tackles in five straight games dating back to last season. Greene, a New Jersey native, considered the NFL Draft after the season, but has returned to Rutgers and will get a chance to make a big impression against the Arkansas offense. Wilson and the Hogs must be aware of Greene because he is capable of game-changing plays.
EDGE: Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson