Arkansas vs. Mississippi State: How to watch and listen, betting line, forecast, team comparisons

By: Andrew Joseph
Published: Friday, November 5, 2021
Arkansas coach Sam Pittman is shown prior to a game against Auburn on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Fayetteville.
( David Beach/Special to the Democrat-Gazette )
Arkansas coach Sam Pittman is shown prior to a game against Auburn on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Fayetteville.

WHEN Saturday, 3 p.m.

WHERE Fayetteville

CAPACITY 76,412

SURFACE Natural grass

RECORDS Arkansas 5-3, 1-3 SEC; Mississippi State 5-3, 3-2 SEC

STREAK Arkansas won 1; Mississippi state won 2

COACHES Arkansas: Sam Pittman – 8-10 in second season at Arkansas and overall in Division I; Mississippi State: Mike Leach – 9-10 in second season at Mississippi State and 148-100 in 20th season overall.

SERIES Arkansas leads 17-13-1

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Mississippi State 21-14 on Oct. 3, 2020, in Starkville, Miss.

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, via the Arkansas Razorbacks Gameday app, via the TuneIn app or on ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Blackouts may apply. The Arkansas radio broadcast will be carried on SIRIUS/XM Ch. 135 and 191.

TELEVISION The game will be televised by SEC Network and can be streamed on the ESPN app or WatchESPN.com. (carrier login required).

ANNOUNCERS Tom Hart (play-by-play), Jordan Rodgers (color) and Cole Cubelic (sideline)

WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be sunny with a high of 62 degrees and a low of 41 degrees in Fayetteville.

BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 4-point favorite.

NOTABLE The Razorbacks are one win away from bowl eligibility with four games left in the season …The Hogs have not won six games in a season since 2016 when they won seven games…Arkansas is 4-1 at home this season with the loss coming against Auburn…Razorback receiver Treylon Burks leads the SEC in receiving yards and receiving yards per game with 717 and 89.6…The Hogs have the top-ranked third-down defense in the SEC and are allowing opponents to convert 27.9% of the time…The Bulldogs picked up their second victory over a ranked team this season last week, defeating then-No.12 Kentucky…Mississippi State’s defense has held consecutive SEC opponents to fewer than 50 plays…Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers broke the SEC single-game completion percentage record against Kentucky, connecting on 92.3% (36 of 39) of his attempts, and was one attempt shy of qualifying for the FBS record.

TEAM COMPARISON

Points Per Game: Arkansas 32.8; Miss State 28.0

Points Per Game Allowed: Arkansas 23.5; Miss State 24.6

Total Offense: Arkansas 465.7; Miss State 425.2

Total Defense: Arkansas 334.5; Miss State 313.0

Time of Possession: Arkansas 29:16; Miss State 35:16

Third-Down Conversions: Arkansas 38.5%; Miss State 48.2%

Opp. Third-Down Conversions: Arkansas 27.9%; Miss State 36.7%

Turnover Margin: Arkansas +3; Miss State +3

Penalties-Yards (Per Game): Arkansas 8.3-69.8 ; Miss State 8.8-64.8

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