Position Matchups - Arkansas vs. Auburn


Quarterbacks

Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson has enjoyed big performances against Auburn, throwing for 594 yards and six touchdowns the past two seasons; Auburn’s Kiehl Frazier has struggled in the starting role, throwing 2 touchdowns with 7 interceptions.

Edge: Arkansas

Running Backs

Knile Davis gained 129 all-purpose yards at Texas A&M, but fumble problems plagued him. Dennis Johnson is playing with a broken hand; Auburn’s tandem of Tre Mason and Onterio McCalebb have combined for 513 yards, 3 TDs.

Edge: Even

Receivers

TE Chris Gragg will miss his second straight game. Cobi Hamilton is on a record pace without him, catching 21 passes for 465 yards in two weeks; Auburn will play without Quan Bray (suspended). Emory Blake has a team-high 222 yards.

Edge: Arkansas

O-Line

T Jason Peacock moved into the starting lineup and will likely remain today. G Alvin Bailey and C Travis Swanson will start their 32nd straight game together; Center Reese Dismukes leads a line that starts 2 sophomores, 2 freshmen and a senior.

Edge: Even

D-Line

Arkansas won’t have injured DE Tenarius Wright, but should have plenty of depth at the position. But the Hogs have one sack in three games; Auburn DE Corey Lemonier, an All-American candidate, has five of the Tigers’ nine sacks this season.

Edge: Auburn

Linebackers

Arkansas’ Alonzo Highsmith is tied for the SEC lead and is 11th in the NCAA with 51 tackles (10.2 a game); Auburn’s Daren Bates has 47 tackles and is on track for his second straight 100-tackle season. He leads the SEC in tackles a game (11.8).

Edge: Auburn

Secondary

Arkansas should have Eric Bennett and Kaelon Kelleybrew back, but the Hogs remain among the nation’s worst pass defenses (349.4 yards a game); Auburn’s secondary, led by safety Demetruce McNeal (40 tackles), will be tested today.

Edge: Auburn

OVERALL: Auburn 28, Arkansas 24