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Missouri must beat Arkansas to qualify for bowl game

Arkansas (6-5, 3-4 SEC) to Missouri (5-6, 2-5) Friday 2:30 pm CST (CBS)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Arkansas for 3

Series Record: Missouri leads 9-4

WHAT’S ON THE BET?

The Razorbacks have already secured a spot in the bowl, and they could improve the destination by beating Missouri for the second time in a row. But the Tigers must beat their borderline rival if they want to qualify for the bowl game.

KEY MATCHUP

Arkansas RB Raheim Sanders vs. Missouri defense who conceded 264 yards and five touchdowns in their last SEC game against Tennessee. Sanders is just six yards behind Ole Miss’s Quinshon Judkins and leads the league with 1,379 yards this season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Arkansas LB Drew Sanders grabbed 10 tackles, an interception and two fumble rebounds in a 42-27 win over the Rebels over the weekend. Prior to that, the SEC leader in sacks had one in back-to-back games against Liberty and LSU.

Missouri WR Luther Burden threw two touchdowns last week in a 45-14 win over New Mexico State to give the five-star rookie a five in his rookie season. It was a good result after the Volunteers held him to two catches for 15 yards at Knoxville.

FACTS AND FIGURES

Sam Pittman is the fourth coach from Arkansas to take part in the bowling game program in his first three seasons. The others are Lou Holtz, Ken Hatfield and Houston Nutt. … Arkansas has never won a game in Columbia, Missouri. His last road win over Missouri came in 1944 in a game played in St. Louis. … The Razorbacks have 37 sacks, lead the SEC, and are ranked fourth nationally. … In Arkansas, 10 of the last 12 games have had a 100-yard rusher. … Last week, Raheim Sanders posted a career-best 232 yards against the Mississippi. The Razorbacks ran for a season-high 335 yards. … Arkansas scored 35 points in the first half against the Rebels. It was the highest scoring first half for the program since 2016. …Razorbacks quarterback K.J. Jefferson made three TD passes in the first half against Ole Miss. He finished 17 of 22 for 168 yards. … Missouri has qualified for the last two seasons and four of the last five. … Last week, the Tigers scored 45 points against New Mexico State, their most points since they scored 52 points against Louisiana Tech in the opener. … Missouri RB Cody Schrader had two TD runs against Aggie. … The Tigers kept New Mexico State out of the red until the end of the third quarter.

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