Coming off a loss to LSU, the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-9, 0-7) will finish their season at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock against the Missouri Tigers (5-6, 2-5) on Friday.
So far this season, Missouri has struggled on offense. The Tigers haven’t had a 300-yard game during the second half of the season. Its rushing offense is also very poor with the Tigers not breaking 100 yards on the ground in the past three games.
Missouri has scored just 33 points over its last four games combined.
This week, the NCAA denied Mizzou’s request to lift its bowl ban. Last year, the Tigers were suspended from being bowl eligible when it was reported that they committed academic fraud by a former school tutor.
If the ban had been lifted, it would have given Mizzou a shot to be bowl-eligible with a win against Arkansas.
Despite having an impressive first quarter against LSU, Arkansas struggled to get in the endzone for the rest of the game. Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas’ top rusher, had a total of 13 carries for only 33 yards in Baton Rouge.
The biggest blow to the team is confirmation that junior linebacker Hayden Henry will be out for the Hogs’ last game. The linebacker had shoulder surgery this week. Henry finishes his season with 31 tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble.
Arkansas’ quarterback situation is still up in the air. Against LSU, both quarterbacks K.J. Jefferson and Nick Starkel had to exit the game due to concussion protocol.
Junior Jack Lindsey received his first in-game snaps behind the center, coming in after Starkel left the game.
Lindsey, the only in-state quarterback on the roster, could get his first start Friday. He went 3-4 passing for 51 yards, including a touchdown thrown to wide receiver Mike Woods.
The Tigers are favored on the road, getting odds of -12 points against the Razorbacks. The Hogs and Tigers are slated to kick off at 1:30 p.m. on CBS.