The Arkansas Razorbacks (2-1, 0-1) will take on the San Jose State Spartans (1-1, 0-0) Saturday night as the Hogs look to win their second consecutive game.
Arkansas is coming off of a win against the Colorado State Rams last Saturday, Sept. 14, in which the Hogs won by a score of 55-34, breaking out with 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
Junior quarterback Nick Starkel made his first start for the Hogs against the Rams and completed 20 of his 35 pass attempts for 305 yards and three passing touchdowns. Junior running back Rakeem Boyd rushed on 20 attempts for 122 yards with his longest run being 59 yards, which was a touchdown, his first of two on the day.
The Spartans are coming off of a bye week. Their last game was at home against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Sept. 7 when they lost 34-16.
In the Spartans’ loss against the Golden Hurricane, senior quarterback Josh Love completed 16 of his 30 pass attempts for 189 yards and a touchdown. Later in the game, freshman backup Nick Nash completed 5 of his 7 pass attempts for 44 yards.
San Jose State is the second consecutive Mountain West Conference team to face the Hogs this season.
The Razorbacks have averaged over 30 points per game so far this year while allowing an average of 26 points per game.
The Spartans average more than 25 points a game while also allowing an average of 26 points.
This is the first ever meeting against the Razorbacks and the Spartans. San Jose State finished 1-11 last season, while the Razorbacks finished 2-10. The Razorbacks are favored to win with a 21-point spread.
San Jose State has not beat a Power-Five program since 2006, when the Spartans beat Stanford, who went 1-11 that year.
The Hogs will kickoff at home at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Game time is 6:30 p.m. and the matchup will be broadcasted on the SEC Network.