Position-By-Position Matchups - Arkansas vs. Ole Miss


Quarterbacks

Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson is coming off a record-tying performance against Kentucky, throwing 5 touchdown passes; Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace had early turnover troubles (8 interceptions), but has been key to the Rebels’ improvement.

Edge: Arkansas

Running Backs

Dennis Johnson has been key to Arkansas’ improvement ground game, rushing for 158 yards and reaching the end zone five times in two weeks; Jeff Scott (562 yards) leads an Ole Miss ground game averaging 211.1 rushing yards.

Edge: Ole Miss

Receivers

UA will have TE Chris Gragg (19 catches, 234 yards) back after a three-game absence to help WR Cobi Hamilton (46 catches, 754 yards); Ole Miss’ Donte Moncrief is Bo Wallace’s top target with 31 catches for 480 yards and 5 TDs.

Edge: Arkansas

O-Line

Arkansas’ front continues to improve after a slow start. Tackle Jason Peacock will start his fourth straight game; Ole Miss guards A.J. Hawkins and Aaron Morris have each been named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week this season.

Edge: Even

D-Line

Arkansas DT Byran Jones ranks fifth on the team in tackles (32). D.D. Jones is expected to return after missing the Kentucky game with leg fatigue; DE C.J. Johnson leads the Ole Miss front with 32 tackles, which ranks fifth on the team.

Edge: Arkansas

Linebackers

UA senior Terrell Williams has 35 of his 37 tackles in four starts. Freshman A.J. Turner will make his second straight start; Linebackers Denzel Nkemdiche and Mike Marry have combined for 83 tackles, 13 ½ for losses in seven games.

Edge: Ole Miss

Secondary

Arkansas safety Ross Rasner is second on the team in tackles (51). He also has a team-high two interceptions and forced fumbles; Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt has 44 tackles, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Edge: Ole Miss

OVERALL: Arkansas 35, Ole Miss 31

— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau