Arkansas is still in the midst of a losing streak, which now stands at five games.
If recent history is any indication, that streak could perhaps be snapped Saturday as the Razorbacks travel to Little Rock to face Ole Miss. Kickoff time from War Memorial Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.
Arkansas has won the last four games in the series against the Rebels, with the last three games coming by a combined six points. Last season, the Hogs erased a 31-7 first-half deficit and pulled out a 38-37 win in Oxford.
In addition, the Razorbacks (1-5, 0-3 SEC) have won each of their previous two games in Little Rock.
Although this will be the first official game at War Memorial Stadium for Razorback coach Chad Morris, he is familiar with the facility. The Razorbacks held their annual Red-White spring game in Little Rock this past April, shortly after Morris was hired.
It's also the first official season for Ole Miss coach Matt Luke, who served as the Rebels' interim coach last season following the off-season firing of Hugh Freeze. Luke, who was named the permanent coach shortly after the conclusion of last season, is 10-8 overall.
Arkansas will face Ole Miss (4-2, 0-2) for the first time in Little Rock since 2012. The Razorbacks lead the all-time series against the Rebels 36-27-1, but in that same span, the two squads are 7-7-1 in games played in Little Rock.
Saturday's game also marks the first time since 2014 that Arkansas will have faced an SEC foe at War Memorial Stadium. The Razorbacks are 151-60-4 in games played at the historic venue, which opened up exactly 70 years ago.
Points should be aplenty in this year's match-up between the Hogs and Rebels. Ole Miss comes in with the SEC's third-best scoring offense, averaging 42.3 points per game, and the Rebels are also ranked second in the SEC and seventh among Football Bowl Subdivision schools in total offense (540.8 yards per game).
In addition, the Rebels are tops in the SEC in passing offense with 347.5 yards per game, and they're also ranked fifth among FBS teams.
Ole Miss is led by quarterback Jordan Ta'amu, a 6-foot-2 210-pound senior who has already thrown for 1,911 yards and 13 touchdowns. In last week's 70-21 non-conference win at home against Louisiana-Monroe, Ta'amu completed 21-of-24 passes for 374 yards and three TDs.
The Rebels' top two receivers are junior A.J. Brown (44 catches for 586 yards and four TDs) and sophomore D.K. Metcalf (25 catches for 520 yards and five TDs).
On the flip side, Ole Miss has the SEC's worst-ranked total defense, allowing 503.5 yards per game. Arkansas is 13th in the SEC in that same category, yielding 405.7 yards per game.
In his last three games, Arkansas quarterback Ty Storey has completed 52-of-96 passes for 384 yards and three TDs, including a career-high in completions (25) and attempts (39) in last week's loss to No. 1 ranked Alabama. For the season, Storey has thrown for 861 yards and six touchdowns.
On the strength of his 102-yard performance last week, Rakeem Boyd is now the Razorbacks' leading rusher, as he has 294 yards on 46 carries, although he has yet to reach the end zone.
Razorback junior linebacker De'Jon Harris continues to lead the SEC in tackles with 64, and he is also ranked 12th nationally. Safety Santos Ramirez is fifth in the SEC in tackles with 47, while linebacker Dre Greenlaw is eighth with 44. Greenlaw is also the SEC leader in career tackles by an active player, having recorded 284 so far as a Razorback.
Arkansas will return to Fayetteville next Saturday, stepping out of SEC play to take on the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane for an 11 a.m. kickoff.