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The Gators D has made life tough for opposing running backs.
Following an impressive 3-0 start, the Razorbacks have now lost two in a row.
That streak stands a good chance to improve to three with a trip to The Swamp on tap.
Since 2011, the Gators have been stingy at home, going 14-2. Not only that, but Arkansas hasn’t beaten Florida since 1982. The team has lost eight straight in the series and has never beaten the Gators on the road.
In fact, the average score between the two is a whopping 41.3-19 in Florida’s favor.
Add to that, the Razorbacks will be going up against one of the country’s elite defenses. The Gators rank No. 8 in scoring defense (12.8 PPGA), No. 2 in total defense (202.5 YPGA), No. 1 against the run (53.5 YPGA), No. 6 against the pass (149.0 YPGA) and No. 1 in third-down defense (17.8 percent).
Sure, Arkansas may have talented running back Alex Collins (597 YDS, 3 TD) in the backfield. However, the freshman should get his first taste of an SEC defense from a defensive line that only concedes 2.4 yards per carry.
Although Florida may not have a powerful offense, with a stout defense and a healthy Matt Jones—28 carries, 176 yards, one touchdown last weekend—the team stands a good chance to expose a Razorbacks defense that has given up a total of 923 yards over the last two games.