Arkansas Faces One of Its Own in WKU Game

Former Razorback quarterback Ty Storey will be back in Fayetteville this Saturday when the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-7, 0-6) take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (5-4, 4-2) Saturday Nov. 9, at 11 a.m.

This time, Storey will be playing against the Razorbacks, who are looking to end their six-game losing streak when they take on the Hilltoppers. The Hilltoppers will be looking to end their two-game skid.

The Arkansas Razorbacks will attempt to rebound from a devastating 54-24 loss to Mississippi State last Saturday. The defense looked absent in the loss, giving up over 300 rushing yards in the first half.

Arkansas fans can expect not to see senior quarterback Ben Hicks this week after his performance against the Bulldogs. Hicks struggled through two-and-a-half quarters, going 4 for 13 passing for 44 yards with an interception before freshman John Stephen Jones entered the game and threw a touchdown on 4 for 9 passing for 25 yards.

Jones will get the nod to start the game as quarterback this Saturday.  Another freshman quarterback, KJ Jefferson, is expected to get time at quarterback as well.

Jefferson provided a spark when he entered the game near the end of the third quarter. He led a four-play, 75-yard touchdown drive. He ran for 26 yards and a touchdown and completed his only pass attempt of the drive to freshman receiver Treylon Burks for 32 yards.

Running back Rakeem Boyd was another of the few bright spots for Arkansas against Mississippi State as he ran for 114 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. Boyd scored the only first-half touchdown for the Razorbacks when he ran 52 yards to the house.

Arkansas enters this game without senior tight end Cheyenne O’Grady, who mutually agreed with Razorback head coach Chad Morris to step away from the team last Sunday after being suspended for the Mississippi State game.

Storey will lead the Hilltoppers into his former school’s stadium this weekend. Storey, a senior quarterback, started nine games as the Hogs’ quarterback in 2018. He transferred during the offseason.

Storey has started the last six games for Western Kentucky, going 4-2 in those starts. He also ranks top-10 in quarterback completion percentage in the country this season, completing 70% of his passes in 2019.

Western Kentucky is going into Saturday following a 35-24 loss to Florida Atlantic. Storey threw for 380 yards on 32 for 47 passing. He added two touchdowns and three interceptions.

The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network. Arkansas enters as the slight 1.5 point favorites and an over/under of 52.5.

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