Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for the Hawgs Sports Network. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas and previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He was the 2022 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Arkansas' Week 12 depth chart vs. FIU, player notes
Arkansas quarterback Jacolby Criswell (6) and teammates take the field for warmups, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, before a game against Auburn at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. Visit nwaonline.com/photo for the photo gallery.
FAYETTEVILLE — Below is a look at Arkansas’ Week 12 depth chart for its home non-conference game against Florida International on Saturday:
QB: KJ Jefferson / Jacolby Criswell
Note: Jefferson was Arkansas’ highest-graded offensive player against Auburn, according to Pro Football Focus, at 77.1. Criswell, who played 12 snaps, had the second-best grade at 76.2.
RB: Raheim Sanders / AJ Green OR Rashod Dubinion / Dominique Johnson
Note: Sanders was Arkansas' lowest-graded player on offense vs. the Tigers at 42.6 in 19 snaps.
WR: Andrew Armstrong / Davion Dozier
WR: Isaac TeSlaa / Isaiah Sategna / Bryce Stephens
WR: Tyrone Broden OR Jaedon Wilson / Dazmin James
TE: Nathan Bax / Var’keyes Gumms OR Francis Sherman
Note: Bax caught his first two passes of the season in the loss to Auburn.
LT: Andrew Chamblee OR Devon Manuel
Note: Manuel was the highest-graded offensive lineman against Auburn at 70.5 in 35 snaps. In 18 snaps, Chamblee graded out at 49.6.
LG: Brady Latham / Josh Street
C: Beaux Limmer / Amaury Wiggins
RG: Joshua Braun / Ty’Kieast Crawford
Note: Filling in at right tackle last week, Crawford received a grade of 59.5 in 53 snaps played.
RT: Patrick Kutas / E’Marion Harris
Note: Kutas did not play against the Tigers. Sam Pittman said Monday he was hopeful Kutas will return for the FIU game and added the lineman will "do a little bit" in practice Monday. He suffered a high ankle sprain at Florida.
DE: Landon Jackson / John Morgan / Jashaud Stewart
Note: Stewart was not in uniform for the Auburn game.
DT: Cam Ball / Taurean Carter / Keivie Rose
Note: Against the Tigers, Ball posted four tackles for the second time in three weeks. He is up to 26 tackles this season, including 22 assisted.
DT: Eric Gregory / Anthony Booker
DE: Trajan Jeffcoat / Zach Williams
LB: Chris Paul / Antonio Grier OR Brad Spence
Note: Paul received a team-high tackling grade of 82.2 in the loss to Auburn.
LB: Jaheim Thomas / Jordan Crook
Note: Thomas was the lowest-graded starter on defense against the Tigers at 51.9. It is the Cincinnati transfer's second-worst overall defense grade of the season, slightly ahead of 51.7 against Mississippi State.
CB: Lorando Johnson OR Dwight McGlothern / Kee’yon Stewart
Note: McGlothern received a grade of 70.9 against Auburn, fourth best on the team, and team-best coverage mark of 79.9. He intercepted his third pass of the season in the loss and had a 42-yard return.
CB: Jaylon Braxton / Jaheim Singletary / LaDarrius Bishop
Note: Braxton was the highest-grade player on defense in the loss to Auburn at 75.5. He allowed 3 catches for 83 yards and 1 touchdown on 9 targets in coverage. Braxton recorded his first interception in the game and broke up three passes, giving him eight in his freshman season.
Pittman said Braxton has a shoulder sprain and will be held out of contact throughout the week. He is considered "very, very questionable" for this weekend.
S: Al Walcott / Malik Chavis
S: Jayden Johnson / TJ Metcalf
Note: Johnson was disqualified for targeting in the first half against the Tigers. He will be fully available for the FIU game.
Nickel: Hudson Clark / TJ Metcalf / Jaylen Lewis
Kicker/kickoff: Cam Little / Blake Ford
Note: After a 39-yard field goal against Auburn, Little has made 16 of 17 field goal attempts since the beginning of SEC play.
Punter: Max Fletcher / Devin Bale
Note: In eight punts against the Tigers, Fletcher averaged 43.88 yards against the Tigers, a low in SEC play this season.
Long snapper: Eli Stein / Ashton Ngo
Holder: Max Fletcher / Devin Bale
Kick return: Isaiah Sategna / AJ Green
Punt return: Isaiah Sategna / Bryce Stephens
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