Coming off a huge statement win in Lubbock, the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-1) welcome in the Northern Illinois Huskies (3-0) into Fayetteville, Ark. Before the Hogs and Huskies kick off this coming Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET, let’s take a look at the best and worst numbers for the two teams after three weeks of football.


257: combined total yards after contact for Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams against Texas Tech. Both Collins and Williams have propelled themselves atop most of the SEC rushing leaderboards with their incredible early season performances. The power of Collins and Williams continue to give defenses a lot of trouble, especially when it comes to bringing them down.

357: receiving yards for NIU senior receiver Da’Ron Brown. He’s currently ninth in the NCAA in receiving yards and has very much been the focal point of the Huskies’ passing offense. His 19 receptions are 38 percent of their receiving corps’ output in 2014.

58.3: completion percentage for quarterback Brandon Allen. His services haven’t been needed in the Hogs’ last two games, throwing just 17 passes. However, his 58.3 completion percentage is a stark increase from last year’s 49.6. He’ll need to stay be efficient in the passing game this season for the Hogs to sustainable success.


58: rushing yards for Korliss Marshall. As great as Collins and Williams have been, this running backs group was touted as a three-headed rushing attack prior to the season. Marshall is the most explosive out of the three, but thanks to an arm injury in the second half against Auburn, has been limited in his production. For Arkansas’ sake, a healthy and explosive Marshall would take Arkansas’ offense to another level.

259: passing yards given up per game by Northern Illinois’ defense, ranking them just sixth in the MAC and 89th nationally.

141.7: passing yards per game for Arkansas’ offense. The Hogs are ranked 119th nationally. Only nine teams have had a worse passing offense than the Razorbacks. They have been leaning heavily upon their running game – and for good reason – but the passing numbers must increase during SEC play. The defenses are simply too good for Arkansas to be one dimensional.