Arkansas will be looking for their first Southeastern Conference win this weekend when No. 13 South Carolina comes to Fayetteville.
The Razorbacks come into this game 3-3, while the Gamecocks are 4-1 with their only loss from Georgia.
These two teams have faced each other a total of 21 times. Arkansas leads the series 13-8. This could be the last time, for awhile, these two opponents face each other, as Missouri will replace South Carolina as an Arkansas SEC East opponent next season.
Arkansas is 5-1 against South Carolina in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The last time the Gamecocks came to Fayetteville in 2011 both teams were ranked in the top 10. No. 7 Arkansas came to play and beat No. 9 South Carolina 44-28.
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is questionable for the game Saturday. Clowney was named to the pre-season Heisman Watch list but has been taken off most Heisman Watch lists due to injuries.
Arkansas offense should prepare for Saturday as though Clowney will be playing. Although, his stats this season don't live up to expectations, he is still a freak-athlete and the Razorbacks need to be aware of this.
Arkansas defense needs to prepare for South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw. He is coming off a recent shoulder injury but looked back to normal last weekend against Kentucky. He threw for 262 yards and one touchdown as the Gamecocks held on to beat the Wildcats 35-28.
The Razorback defense main goal should be to stop Shaw. The Hog's secondary is very weak and the loss of cornerback Will Hines to a broken arm isn't going to help them. Shaw has completed 68.8 percent of his pass for 927 yards, 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He has also rushed for 282 yards and one touchdown on 60 carries.
South Carolina, like Arkansas, relies on their run game a lot. The underrated Razorback defensive line should have no problem stopping their run and tailback Mike Davis. Davis has ran for 614 yards and eight touchdowns this season.
Quarterback Brandon Allen and the Razorback offense should look to rely on tailbacks Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams. Collins has 651 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Williams has 503 yards and four touchdowns.
Despite the Hogs problems at wide receiver, Javontee Herndon is leading the team with 17 receptions for 268 yards and four touchdowns.
Kicker Zach Hocker is also a huge threat for the Razorbacks. He is 8-8 on field goals with a 53 yard long.
This is a must win game for the Razorbacks as they have lost their last three games. South Carolina is a very frustrated team right now. They have experienced closer than expected victories over Vanderbilt, Central Florida and Kentucky.
Kickoff is scheduled for 11:21 a.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. The game will be broadcast on SEC TV.