Arkansas-South Carolina Preview Capsule

Arkansas (4-5, 2-3 SEC) at No. 12 South Carolina (7-2, 5-2), noon (CBS)

Line: South Carolina by 14.

Series Record: Arkansas leads, 13-7.


This year, South Carolina is the team looking to keep its BCS hopes intact with a victory. This was a top-10 matchup won by the Razorbacks last year, 44-28. But Arkansas struggled at the start of the season, unable to overcome the offseason upheaval that brought in head coach John L. Smith for disgraced Bobby Petrino. The Gamecocks will try and close out SEC play in its first game since star tailback Marcus Lattimore's gruesome knee injury two weeks ago against Tennessee. The Razorbacks need a win to keep bowl hopes alive.


Arkansas WR Cobi Hamilton against South Carolina secondary. Hamilton went wild with 11 catches for 177 yards in the Razorbacks 19-15 victory over Tulsa. Hamilton has 69 grabs this season to set a school record. Gamecocks defensive backs had their struggles against the pass in their last game, giving up 381 yards through the air in a 38-35 win over Tennessee in their last game two weeks ago.


Arkansas: QB Tyler Wilson leads the Southeastern Conference at more than 315 yards passing a game. He threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns in last season's win over South Carolina. Wilson's passed for seven touchdowns and two interceptions the past four games as the Razorbacks have gone 3-1.

South Carolina: RB Kenny Miles is a senior who took part in Senior Day ceremonies last year because he considered leaving the program since he was unlikely to unseat Marcus Lattimore as the starter. But Miles will get the start Saturday. He led the Gamecocks in rushing in 2009, the season before Lattimore joined the club.


Arkansas has won eight straight against SEC Eastern Division opponents, the longest current such streak in the league. ... The Gamecocks are trying to win five or more SEC games for the third straight season, a first in program history since joining the league in 1992. ... Arkansas gave up just 23 yards to Tulsa in the final quarter last week in a 19-15 victory ... South Carolina's Lattimore had surgery on his injured right knee this past Friday. Coach Steve Spurrier says Lattimore might need more than one operation to repair the damage. ... The Gamecocks have won nine straight at home.

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