ESPN’s FPI has updated its Week 3 projections, including Arkansas’ home contest against BYU. It’s only the second meeting between the 2 programs. The Razorbacks won last season in Provo by a score of 52-35.

BYU heads to Arkansas with a 2-0 record after wins over Sam Houston and Southern Utah. The Football Power Index projects the Hogs to hand the Cougars their first loss of the season.

The FPI is giving Sam Pittman’s team a 79% chance of winning. Back in August, ESPN Analytics was giving Arkansas a 76.6% chance to get to 3-0. The BYU game comes ahead of a 4-game SEC stretch that includes 3 opponents currently ranked in the AP Top 25 (No. 14 LSU, No. 17 Ole Miss, No. 10 Alabama).

The Cougars are in their first season as members of the Big 12. BYU is the only nonconference Power 5 opponent on Arkansas’ schedule. Arkansas has opened the season with wins over Western Carolina (56-13) and Kent State (28-6).

The Razorbacks are dealing with a notable absence in Week 3. Pittman told reporters Monday that running back Rocket Sanders is out for the game as the staff hopes to relieve swelling from a Week 1 knee injury.

On defense, Pittman offered some good news. Cornerback Dwight McGlothern will play despite a recent toe injury.

Saturday’s game is set for 7:30 p.m. ET, airing on ESPN2.