- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

No. 17 Arkansas (5-2, 1-2 SEC) at No. 21 Auburn (4-2, 2-1), 6 p.m. (ESPN).

Line: Auburn by 10.

Series Record: Auburn leads 13-11-1

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Auburn, riding a three-game winning streak, can remain in SEC West contention with a victory. Arkansas is seeking a second straight win over a ranked SEC West team since losing to No. 1 Alabama.

KEY MATCHUP

Arkansas’ offensive line against Auburn’s pass rushers. The Razorbacks have allowed nine sacks in the past two games. They’ll have to find a way to block a strong defensive front led by Montravius Adams, Carl Lawson and freshman Marlon Davidson.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Arkansas: RB Rawleigh Williams has been terrific since returning from a broken neck sustained against Auburn last season. His 785 yards leads the SEC and ranks eighth nationally.

Auburn: DE Carl Lawson has emerged as an elite pass rusher. He has six sacks and a team-high 11 quarterback hurries.

FACTS & FIGURES

The series has been almost dead even, with Auburn holding a 6-5-1 edge at Jordan-Hare Stadium and outscoring Arkansas just 633-629 overall. … The Razorbacks won 54-46 in a four-overtime game last season. … Auburn is one of seven FBS teams with a pair of 500-yard rushers, Kerryon Johnson and Kamryn Pettway. … Arkansas is playing its third straight game against a Top-25 opponent and has faced five ranked teams in its first eight games for the first time. … Razorbacks QB Austin Allen leads the SEC with 1,861 passing yards and 18 touchdowns.

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