Arkansas struggled in the loss to Georgia last weekend in Little Rock, and now returns to Fayetteville to face UAB in a non-conference matchup.

We dig into the good and bad numbers after Arkansas’ first seven games of the 2014 season.


-6: UAB in the turnover margin. The Blazers have given the ball away this season, to the tune of 16 turnovers on the year. In order to dominate the game the way it should, Arkansas will need to get some takeaways on Saturday afternoon. When UAB protects the football, the Blazers have proven pesky and can hang around.

138.6: The number of rushing yards allowed per game for Arkansas, despite a 202-yard performance from Georgia’s Nick Chubb last week. UAB is amassing just over 200 yards per game on the ground. Expect UAB to throw all it has at Arkansas to win the game, but if the Hogs can stop the run, that will take some of the pressure off their inexperienced secondary.

12: The number of sacks by Arkansas on the year. UAB has allowed 18 sacks in seven games; the Hogs need to create some pressure up front on quarterback Cody Clements. Arkansas has played well along the defensive front as of late, and that trend needs to continue.


37: The number of Arkansas penalties on the year. That ranks sixth in the SEC. The Hogs committed seven penalties against Georgia, which was key in digging a 38-6 first half hole. UAB is an inferior opponent, but No. 1 Mississippi State looms the following week. The Razorbacks can’t win games yet, and committing penalties won’t help the Hogs any.

12: The number of turnovers lost by Arkansas, four of which came last week against Georgia. When a team is struggling to close out games, it’s imperative that they not do anything to hurt their chances of winnings and the Razorbacks have done that with penalties at key moments and not protecting the football.

477.9: The average number of yards of total offense UAB is amassing this season. The Blazers have a high-powered attack under first-year head coach Bill Clark. UAB put 34 points on the board against a good Mississippi State defense early in the season, and have not scored less than 20 points in any game this season.