Ole Miss apparently getting Robert Nkemdiche back for Arkansas

Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

The Rebel defense could get a boost as they head back into SEC play.

It looks like Ole Miss will have Robert Nkemdiche back for this weekend's SEC showdown against Arkansas, as the star freshman wrote a tweet that suggested he would play.

Nkemdiche suffered a hamstring injury against Texas A&M while chasing quarterback Johnny Manziel, and missed the next two games against LSU and Idaho because of it.

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Nkemdiche was the top-rated player in the 2013 class, and came into Ole Miss with high expectations. Through six games, he has 15 tackles with four for a loss, two passes broken up and one quarterback hurry.

Ole Miss's defense ranks sixth in the conference by giving up 379.4 yards per game, but they will be facing an anemic Arkansas offense that ranks dead last in the SEC in scoring (20 points per game).

The Rebels have 51 tackles for a loss this season, but had a season-low three against LSU without Nkemdiche playing. That turned around against lowly Idaho, however, as Ole Miss made stops in the backfield ten times.

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