Game Preview – UF vs Arkansas

By on November 3, 2016. Posted in , , .

Gators Hit the Road to Open Critical Final Month of Season

To start the final month of the regular season, the 10th–ranked Florida Gators travel to face the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday afternoon.  Kick-off at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. (EST) with coverage of the contest airing nationally on CBS.  The Baltimore Gator Club will host its weekly watch party for the game, meeting at The Greene Turtle – McHenry Row, so come out in your best gameday Orange and Blue and cheer on the Gators!

The Greene Turtle – McHenry Row
1606 Whetstone Way
Baltimore, Md. 21230

Florida (6-1, 4-1 SEC) controlled much of the play and earned a third straight win over rival Georgia, 24-10, in the teams’ annual matchup in Jacksonville last weekend.  The win moved the Gators back into the Top-10 in the national polls and leaves UF needing two wins from its final three conference games to lockup the SEC East title for a second year in a row.

Quarterback Luke Del Rio was unspectacular for UF, completing 15-of-25 passes for 131 yards and a score, but sophomore Jordan Scarlett provided some punch on the ground for the Gators, rushing for 94 yards on 26 carries, including one touchdown.  Wide receiver Antonio Callaway also added a score on the ground.

The Gator defense held UGA to just 164 total yards, 75 of which came on the Bulldogs’ touchdown drive in the second quarter.  The squad limited touted running back Nick Chubb to just 20 yards in the contest and harassed quarterback Jacob Eason throughout, sacking the freshman twice.

Arkansas (5-3, 1-3 SEC) rested on a bye last week after getting routed by Auburn, 56-3, back on Oct. 22.  The Razorbacks had previously claimed a huge win, earning a key 34-30 home win over Ole Miss the week prior.  Against the Tigers, however, Arkansas fell behind 21-0 after the first quarter and never recovered.  Auburn rattled off 632 yards of total offense in the beat down, 543 of which came on the ground.  The Hogs’ only points of the contest came on a 54-yard field goal by Adam McFain with no time left in the second quarter.

Florida and Arkansas last met in 2013 with the Gators rolling over the Razorbacks in Gainesville by a score of 30-10.  The last meeting between the schools in Fayetteville came in 2008, a 38-7 victory for UF.  The Gators own a 9-1 all-time mark against Arkansas and have not lost in a true road game against the Razorbacks.