- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

No. 14 Texas A&M; (3-0, 0-0 SEC) vs. Arkansas (1-2, 0-0) at Arlington, Texas, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Line: Texas A&M; by 7.

Series Record: Arkansas leads 41-27-3.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

The SEC opener for both teams and another chance for Arkansas to go against the spread offense. Texas A&M; has won the last three games in the series, including in overtime last season. The Aggies are trying to win consecutive conference openers for the first time since 2004-05. The Razorbacks are coming off consecutive home losses to spread offenses in Toledo and Texas Tech.

KEY MATCHUP

Arkansas offensive line vs. Texas A&M; defense. The big front for the Razorbacks hasn’t allowed a sack this season, making them one of only five FBS teams that can make that claim. The Aggies are the national leader with 15 sacks, and have the national individual leader in Myles Garrett (5 1/2 sacks), who now plays in his hometown at the Dallas Cowboys’ NFL stadium.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Texas A&M;: WR Christian Kirk became the first Aggies freshman to have a 100-yard receiving game in his debut, and last week added another one. He has 16 catches for 269 yards (16.8 yards per game) and two touchdowns. He is third in the SEC in receptions and yards.

Arkansas: Junior RB Alex Collins has already had two 100-yard rushing games, including 28 carries for 170 yards against Texas Tech. He has a touchdown in all three games.

FACTS & FIGURES

Texas A&M; has won all three games in the series since joining Arkansas in the SEC … Arkansas leads the SEC in third-down conversions at 49 percent (17 of 35), but are last in allowing opponents to convert 51 percent on third downs (21 of 41). … Senior Sam Moeller has been the starter as the Aggies’ coveted 12th Man for the past two seasons. His 30th start Saturday would match Nick Lamantia’s school record (2006-08) for a 12th Man.

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