LSU (2-3) at Arkansas (3-4)
11 a.m. CST Saturday (SEC Network)
Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas
2 Arkansas players are at the top of the SEC rankings for tackles per game. LB Grant Morgan has averaged 12.14 tackles per game, and LB Bumper Pool has averaged 11.83 tackles per game. Only one player in the nation has more tackles in 2020 than Morgan’s 85 – Boston College LB Isaiah McDuffie, with 87 in nine games.
4 Of the teams played this season by Arkansas are ranked in the current Associated Press poll and three are not. The Razorbacks lost to the ranked teams – Georgia, Auburn, Texas A&M and Florida – and defeated the unranked teams – Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee. Saturday’s game is the 10th meeting between Arkansas and LSU since the AP Poll started in 1936 in which neither team is ranked. LSU leads the series 5-3-1 in those games.
7 Consecutive seasons have featured a 1,000-yard rusher for LSU, the second-longest streak in SEC history. For the streak to continue, an LSU ball-carrier will need to average about 125 rushing yards per game for the rest of the season. The Tigers’ top rushers in 2020 are John Emery Jr. with 246 yards and Tyrion Davis-Price with 245 yards. The 1,000-yard rushers in LSU’s streak are Jeremy Hill in 2013, Leonard Fournette in 2014 and 2015, Derrius Guice in 2016 and 2017, Nick Brossette in 2018 and Clyde Edwards-Helaire in 2019. Auburn owns the SEC’s longest streak of 1,000-yard rushers at nine seasons from 2009 through 2017.
9 TD receptions for LSU WR Terrace Marshall Jr. this season, the most in the SEC. Marshall has caught 31 passes for 542 yards since 2020.
13 Interceptions have been made by the Arkansas defense this season, the most in the nation. The previous time that the Razorbacks had as many as 13 interceptions in a full season came in 2009.
14 Consecutive victories for LSU after losing its previous game. The Tigers’ game against Arkansas on Saturday will be their first since a 48-11 loss to Auburn on Oct. 31. LSU hasn’t had back-to-back losses since dropping three games in a row to Alabama, Arkansas and Ole Miss in 2015. The past 12 of the victories have come under current coach Ed Orgeron, who took the reins at LSU in the fifth game of the 2016 season with the Tigers coming off an 18-13 loss to Auburn.
17 Receiving yards are needed by Arkansas WR Treylon Burks to reach 1,000 in his career. If Burks gets the necessary yardage against LSU, he would be the fastest Arkansas player to reach that milestone since Boo Williams in 2000. Burks will be playing his 18th game for the Razorbacks on Saturday.
20 Consecutive seasons have featured at least eight victories for LSU, the longest such streak in SEC history and tied with Oklahoma for the longest active streak in the nation. The Tigers most recently failed to win at least eight games in a season in 1999, when they went 3-8. To keep the streak going, LSU will need to win the four games remaining on its schedule as well as a yet-to-be-rescheduled game against Alabama and a bowl.
21 Years since LSU had a losing record six games into a season, which would be the case again if the Tigers lose to Arkansas on Saturday. In 1999, LSU opened the season by beating San Jose State and North Texas, then lost its next eight games.
24 Consecutive games with a TD pass for LSU. The Tigers’ most recent game without a TD pass is a 29-0 loss to Alabama on Nov. 2, 2018.
41 Victories for LSU, 22 victories for Arkansas and two ties in the Tigers-Razorbacks series. LSU has won the past four games and has a 3-2 edge in Fayetteville. Since Arkansas joined the SEC, the Tigers lead the series 18-10.
175 Pounds will be lifted in celebration by the winning team after Saturday’s game between Arkansas and LSU. That’s the weight of the Golden Boot, the name of the trophy awarded to the winner of the Razorbacks-Tigers game annually since 1996. LSU has a 16-8 advantage over Arkansas in Golden Boot games.
Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.
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