LSU Travels To Face Arkansas – At A Glance
The LSU Tigers return to action on Saturday evening, when they travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks in an SEC match-up .
The game, which marks the third game away from Baton Rouge this year for LSU, as well as their second conference road game, will be televised on ESPN.
The contest will also be the fifth for the Tigers under the direction of interim head coach Ed Orgeron, who replaced former coach Les Miles, who was fired after the fourth game of the season.
Orgeron is 3-1 as interim head coach, guiding LSU to victories over Missouri, Southern Miss, and Ole Miss, while suffering a loss to top-ranked Alabama.
LSU, who has won five of their last seven, fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide last week, 10-0, to drop to 5-3, overall, and 3-2 in SEC play.
Offensively, the Tigers are averaging 26.1 points, to go along with 386.4 total yards, including 214.0 rushing yards, and 172.4 passing yards-per-game, while allowing 14.4 points, 315.0 total yards, 118.1 rushing yards, and 196.9 passing yards a contest, defensively.
LSU is led by junior quarterback Danny Etling, who has completed 100-of-171 passes for 1,221 yards and seven touchdowns, along with junior running back Leonard Fournette, who has piled up 705 yards, along with five touchdowns, on 100 carries, and sophomore Derrius Guice, who has compiled 629 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.
Arkansas, who beat Florida last week, 31-10, will enter the match-up at 6-3, overall, and 2-3 in SEC play.
The Razorbacks are averaging 30.9 points-per-game, to go along with 422.2 total yards, including 167.3 rushing yards and 254.9 passing yards, while allowing 20.9 points, 407.2 total yards, including 198.4 rushing yards and 208.8 passing yards.
Arkansas is paced by junior quarterback Austin Allen, who has thrown for 2,291 yards and 19 touchdowns, and sophomore running back Rawleigh Williams, who has rushed for 955 yards and seven touchdowns.
This will be 62nd meeting between the two schools, with LSU leading the all-time series, 37-22-2. Arkansas has won the last two meetings, including a 31-14 victory last year.
Kickoff time is set for 6 o’clock.