1. Emphasis on True: The last UT freshman quarterback to make his first road start at Arkansas was Jonathan Crompton in 2006. It didn't go well, 31-14. But Crompton's historical problem was that he was a redshirt freshman. Take heart, Justin Worley, for the last four true freshman quarterbacks at Tennessee have won their first road starts: Tyler Bray in 2010 (at Memphis); Erik Ainge in 2004 (at Georgia); Casey Clausen in 2000 (at South Carolina); Peyton Manning in 1994 (at South Carolina).
2. Senior Citizens: Arkansas will honor 17 players on Senior Night. Nine are starters and 14 are in the two-deep depth chart. Tennessee has only four senior starters and only seven on the two-deep chart. It's no coincidence that Arkansas is 8-1 and the Vols are 4-5.
3. 60 Minutes: As opposed to 30. UT's second-half swoon tendency doesn't bode well. The Vols have been outscored 111-63 in the second half this year and, in fact, have not scored in the second half of the past four games. Arkansas, sometimes a slow starter, has outscored its opponents 164-80 in the second half.
4. Ozark Memories: Tonight is UT's first appearance in Reynolds Razorback Stadium since 2006 and there's no telling when the Vols will be back. The rotation of Western Division opponents is going to become even more infrequent after Texas A&M and Missouri join the SEC in 2012. So take a good look around. Take a picture even. Memories fade.
5. Dubious Possibility: UT is a double-digit underdog, which raises the specter of unwanted history. A loss would leave Tennessee 0-6 in SEC play. Since the conference opened for business in 1933, UT has never been 0-6. The Vols were 0-5 last year but finished with three wins. Only the 1962 Vols lost six SEC games, finishing 2-6.