FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — As Florida visits Arkansas on Saturday, the teams couldn’t be entering the matchup with more different degrees of momentum.
The No. 10 Gators (6-1, 4-1 SEC) have won three straight games, are coming off back-to-back lopsided wins over Missouri and Georgia and lead the SEC East. Arkansas (5-3, 1-3), meanwhile, has had a much tougher go of things in the western division and took a humbling 56-3 loss at Auburn in its last game before a bye last week.
The Razorbacks have been frisky in November the last two years, though, posting back-to-back shutout wins over ranked LSU and Ole Miss teams in 2014 and then going 3-1 last November, again with notable wins over LSU and Ole Miss.
They have the offensive playmakers to challenge Florida, with quarterback Austin Allen and running back Rawleigh Williams III both ranking among the SEC’s statistical leaders.
The Gators will counter with a defense that ranks second nationally in fewest points (11.7) and yards (239.9) allowed per game.
Here’s what you need to know about the Week 10 matchup.
What time is kickoff?
When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, Ark.
What TV channel is showing the game?
CBS is televising the game and you can watch it online here.
Who is calling the game for CBS?
Brad Nessler is handling the play-by-play call, Aaron Taylor is the analyst and John Schriffen is the sideline reporter.
3 things you should know
1. Florida is 9-1 all-time against Arkansas with its lone loss in the series coming in the first meeting, back in 1982. The Gators haven’t traveled to Fayetteville, Ark., since 2008, though. They picked up a 30-10 win in Gainesville in 2013 the last time the teams played.
2. Florida controls its own destiny in its quest for a second straight SEC East title, and it got some help last week as preseason favorite Tennessee picked up its third conference loss. Kentucky (5-3, 4-2) is actually now the closest challenger, though the Gators own the tiebreaker from a head-to-head win in September.
3. No. 10 Florida will mark the fourth opponent within the top 11 of the latest AP poll that Arkansas has faced this season. The Razorbacks have not fared well against the others, losing 45-24 to Texas A&M (No. 7 this week), 49-30 to Alabama (No. 1) and 56-3 to Auburn (No. 11).