FAYETTEVILLE, AR - NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Tyler Wilson #8 of the Arkansas Razorbacks sings the fight song with his teammates after a win against the Tennessee Volunteers at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Volunteers 49 to 7. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Arkansas, still very much in control of their BCS destiny, host Mississippi State who can only take on the role of spoiler in the SEC and BCS hunt.
If the Arkansas Razorbacks and continue to win football games, they might just win themselves right into a BCS Bowl Game. The Razorbacks host Mississippi State after six straight games since their 38-14 loss to Alabama, the only blemish on their record. This is a perfect potential "look ahead" game with LSU on the horizon next week, so Arkansas will need to play focused as Mississippi State can only play SEC and BCS spoilers at this point in the season. Quarterback Tyler Wilson looks to continue on his splendid season and keep his Razorbacks in the hunt. There are outside scenarios that could see Arkansas in the SEC title game and potentially in the BCS title game, but in order for that to happen they need to keep winning.
Mississippi State on the other hand limps in losing four of their last five SEC games this season. The Bulldogs kept it close against Alabama last week, trailing only by 7 at halftime, but couldn't do much of anything against the Crimson Tide defense. Mississippi State was a "dark horse" SEC team entering the season, but their offense has failed to be effective and they've struggled to score points even with a switch at quarterback. Last week head coach Dan Mullen played three different quarterbacks to try and get something going. If the Bulldogs hope to pull the upset and knock out Arkansas, one of the Bulldog quarterbacks is going to have to make some plays and score some points.
Game date, time: 3:30 pm ET, Saturday, November 19, 2011
Location: War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock, AR
TV channel: CBS
Spread: Arkansas favored by 12
Series history: Arkansas leads, 14-6
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