Position Matchups - Arkansas vs. South Carolina


Quarterbacks

Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson leads the SEC in passing (315.8), but has been under 300 yards in three of four games; South Carolina’s Connor Shaw has been slowed by a foot injury the past two weeks, but should be close to 100 percent today.

Edge: Arkansas

Running Backs

Arkansas’ Dennis Johnson has back-to-back 100-yard performances and eight total touchdowns in the past four games; South Carolina will play its first game without Marcus Lattimore, but Kenny Miles and Mike Davis are capable runners.

Edge: Arkansas

Receivers

UA’s Cobi Hamilton now holds the school’s single-season receptions mark (69). He has 1,077 yards and needs 41 yards today to set the single-season mark; SC’s Ace Sanders and Bruce Ellington have combined for 47 catches, 636 yards, 8 TDs.

Edge: Arkansas

O-Line

Arkansas tackle Jason Peacock will likely return to the starting lineup today after being held out of the Tulsa win by John L. Smith; South Carolina’s offensive line has surrendered 24 sacks, which ranks 11th in the SEC and is 97th in the nation.

Edge: Even

D-Line

UA defensive end Chris Smith (5 ½ sacks) and Trey Flowers (4 ½) rank fourth and eighth, respectively, in the SEC in sacks; SC defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is tied for second in the SEC in sacks (8 ½) and tackles for losses (15).

Edge: South Carolina

Linebackers

Arkansas freshman Otha Peters (xx tackles) will make his first start in place of Terrell Williams, who is suspended after a DWI arrest; South Carolina’s Shaq Wilson is an All-SEC candidate with a team-high 54 tackles and 2 interceptions.

Edge: South Carolina

Secondary

UA did not allow a passing touchdown for the first time this season vs. Tulsa. The Hogs allowed 14 through five games, three since; SC safety D.J. Swearinger could see time at CB after the Gamecocks allowed 381 passing yards vs. Tennessee.

Edge: South Carolina

OVERALL: South Carolina 27, Arkansas 21