Position Matchups - Arkansas vs. Tulsa


POSITION MATCHUPS

Quarterbacks

Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson is averaging 322 passing yards a game, but has thrown seven interceptions in seven games. He threw six in 13 starts last season; Tulsa’s Cody Green, a Nebraska transfer, has compiled a 10-1 record as a starter.

Edge: Arkansas

Running Backs

Dennis Johnson is aiming for the first consecutive 100-yard efforts of his career. He’ll get carries with Knile Davis (hamstring) out; Three Tulsa backs average more than 60 yards a game. Alex Singleton has scored 34 TDs in 35 games.

Edge: Tulsa

Receivers

UA’s Cobi Hamilton is the SEC’s No. 1 receiver. The Hogs will play without Chris Gragg (injury) and No. 3 Brandon Mitchell (rules violation); Tulsa’s Keyarris Garrett leads team in receiving with 28 catches for 443 yards and 5 TDs.

Edge: Arkansas

O-Line

Arkansas’ line has allowed one sack or less in six games. Alvin Bailey and Travis Swanson will start their 35th games today; Tulsa center Trent Dupy has started 40 straight games. He has played in 45 games, starting 44 in his career.

Edge: Even

D-Line

UA Defensive ends Chris Smith and Trey Flowers are tied for the team lead in sacks (4 ½). Jared Green and Robert Thomas have 2 sacks apiece; Tulsa DE Jared St. John ranks second on the team in sacks (7). DT Daeshon Buffored has 3 ½.

Edge: Arkansas

Linebackers

UA freshman AJ Turner has tied for the team lead in tackles since moving into starting lineup, collecting 15 stops in two games; Tulsa’s Shawn Jackson is third on the team in tackles (44) despite being suspended for three games.

Edge: Tulsa

Secondary

Safety Ross Rasner ranks first on the team in tackles (61) and has three of Arkansas’ five interceptions; Tulsa safety Dexter McCoil, who was named to Jim Thorpe Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch lists, has a school-record 15 interceptions.

Edge: Tulsa

OVERALL: Arkansas 31, Tulsa 30