After a big win on the road against Auburn, Arkansas will host Liberty for the two teams’ first ever showdown in a game played in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The Arkansas Razorbacks will face the Liberty Flames in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium at 4PM EST on Nov 5. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network and LFSN Radio (The Journey 88.3 FM).

Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium was renovated in 2001 to hold a capacity of 76,212. In 2010, the stadium set its’ record attendance of 76,808 when Alabama came to town. The Razorbacks are currently 5-3. At the beginning of the season, ESPN ranked Arkansas’ schedule as the toughest overall Power Five schedule.

The Razorbacks’ three loses have all been to ranked opponents (Texas A&M 23-21, Alabama 49-26, and Mississippi St. 40-17). The Razorbacks also feature impressive wins over the Cincinnati Bearcats, BYU Cougars, and Auburn Tigers.

Head coach Sam Pittman was named Arkansas’ 34th head coach for the 2020 season. Last season, Pittman led the Razorbacks to a 9-4 record and a bowl game win against Penn State.

Before he was head coach at Arkansas, Pittman was the offensive line coach under Kirby Smart at the University of Georgia. Pittman helped lead Georgia to the playoffs in 2018 and coached them to SEC East titles in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The Razorbacks came in 22nd overall in the 2022 recruiting class. This season, the Arkansas offense has put up points against tough opponents and still averages 33 points per game. Their defense has allowed 31 points per game.

The Liberty Flames will have to play complimentary football to crank out a win against Arkansas this Saturday. Arkansas has struggled to shut down the passing game this season, allowing 165 more passing yards per game than rush yards.

Arkansas running back Rheim Sanders is 6th in the nation with total rushing yards this season. Sanders is only 12 spots ahead of Liberty’s Dae Dae Hunter, who is ranked 18th in the nation.

Arkansas is likely the Flames’ toughest opponent all season. In contrast, the Flames will be the Razorbacks’ 5th ranked opponent so far this season. Currently, the Razorbacks are set to face three more ranked opponents before their season comes to an end (Liberty, LSU, Old Miss).

Three Players to Watch For

QB #1 – KJ Jefferson has only thrown one interception all season. Jefferson has a QBR of 81.1 and has thrown for 1,697 yards and 15 touchdowns. Jefferson has rushed for 389 yards and 6 touchdowns this season.

RB #5 – Raheim Sanders has rushed for 1,041 yards and 7 touchdowns this season. Last week, Sanders had 16 attempts for 171 yards. Sanders is

LB #42 – Drew Sanders has 28 solo tackles, 6.5 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles so far this season.

Upcoming Games

Nov. 5 – Arkansas vs #23 Liberty
Nov. 12 – Arkansas vs #15 LSU
Nov. 19 – Arkansas vs #11 Ole Miss