Arkansas is defined by its gigantic offensive line and its running game. But the Razorbacks

1. DE Trey Flowers: Expecting one of the running backs? We’ll get to those. But Flowers — who got a third-round NFL Draft grade after last season — is a 6-foot-3, 270-pound disrupter. The SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week with nine tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble against Northern Illinois, Flowers is the biggest threat Kenny Hill and A&M’s fantastic offensive line have faced all season.

2. LT Dan Skipper: The epitome of Arkansas’ oversized, first-class flying offensive line, Skipper has drawn Paul Bunyan comparisons and has inspired a narrative that’s almost folklore. At 6-foot-10 and 326 pounds, the Arvada, Colo., native practically is as tall as the Front Range peaks that surround his hometown. Skipper and his teammates are table setters who love to fire off the ball and drive defenders to the ground. Oh, and he’s just a sophomore.

3. RB Alex Collins: At 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, Collins isn’t exactly Pitt RB James Conner, but he’s a hard-nosed, physical runner with speed to match. Hence his SEC-best 490 rushing yards on 7.5 yards per carry. A 1,000-yard rusher as a freshman in 2014, Collins splits carries with Jonathan Williams, who sat out last week’s game, but gets more carries. In a pinch, he’s the guy running the ball.

4. QB Brandon Allen: So Arkansas doesn’t throw the ball all that often. Allen, much maligned in 2013, had to play the majority of the season with a shoulder injury because the Razorbacks just didn’t have another option. He often didn’t practice once all week and then had to try to lead an overmatched, run-centric offense on comebacks against the harrowing SEC West. This year Allen is healthy and has developed well, completing better than 61 percent of his passes for eight touchdowns, one interception and a better-than-expected 7.9 yards per attempt.

5. DT Darius Philon: Bret Bielema half-jokingly told the media that he was worried what would happen when Philon scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery since it’s been so long since the defense made a play like that. The defensive tackle, though, handled it in stride. Philon has four tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks operating from the interior of the line.