AUBURN, Ala. — No. 17 Arkansas will play its first true SEC road game when the Razorbacks travel to Auburn, Ala., to battle No. 21 Auburn on Saturday at 5 p.m. in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
• Arkansas will play its third straight game against a ranked opponent. It marks the first time in program history the Razorbacks have faced five ranked opponents over the first eight games of a season.
• Of head coach Bret Bielema’s 45 career games at Arkansas, 22 have been against ranked opponents.
• Auburn holds a 13-11-1 advantage in the all-time series that dates back to the first meeting in 1984. Arkansas has won five of the last nine meetings at Auburn with the last victory coming in 2012.
• Last year, Arkansas and Auburn played a four-overtime thriller at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium that ended in a 4-46 Razorback win. It was the first time the two teams had ever gone to overtime and the second time they had combined for 100 or more points.
• A win would give Arkansas its first four-game road winning streak since 2006.
Five Key Storylines
• Following its second win over a ranked team this season and third straight against Ole Miss, Arkansas moved up to No. 17 in both the Amway Coaches poll and Associated Press Top 25 poll released on Sunday. It marks the sixth straight week the Razorbacks have been in the top 25.
• The 34-30 win over No. 12 Ole Miss Saturday night marked Arkansas’ fourth victory over a ranked team in its last six attempts. Dating back to their 4 OT win over Auburn last season, the Razorbacks have won 11 of their last 14 games.
• Sophomore running back Rawleigh Williams III took over the SEC rushing lead Saturday night thanks to a 180-yard performance on the ground on 27 carries while also adding a receiving TD. Junior quarterback Austin Allen continued his hot play with three TD passes to bring his SEC-leading total to 18 while he now also leads the conference in passing yards (1,861). Allen and Williams are the only QB-RB duo in the nation to lead a conference in both passing yards and rushing yards. In addition, Arkansas is one of just four teams in the FBS with both an 1,800+ yard passer and 750+ yard rusher this season (Florida State, Louisville, Southern Miss).
• Allen is the only QB in the FBS with seven multi-TD pass games this season. Williams has topped 100 yards on the ground an SEC-best four times and is one of just three players in the Power 5 conferences to total 750+ yards rushing and at least five rushing touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Jared Cornelius, who lifted the Razorbacks to a victory over No. 12 Ole Miss with a 6-yard TD run late in the fourth quarter, has recorded an SEC-tying best three 100-yard receiving efforts this season.
• Behind five 100-yard rushing efforts and three 100-yard receiving performances, Arkansas has totaled 400+ yards of total offense in each of its last six games and has produced 30 or more points in 11 of its last 14 contests dating back to the 2015 season.