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College football scouting report: No. 1 Florida Gators vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

The Gators (5-0, 3-0 SEC) put their 15-game winning streak on the line against one of the hottest teams in the conference. Arkansas (3-2, 1-2) enters having won back-to-back games against Texas A&M and previously undefeated Auburn by a combined score of 91-42. Arkansas is 7-12 overall when playing the defending national champion. UF, coming off an emotional win at LSU last week, has spent the week trying to ensure it doesn't overlook the Razorbacks.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

What to watch for …

Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett, left, leads the SEC in passing yards, so UF cornerbacks Joe Haden and Janoris Jenkins will have critical roles in trying to slow receivers Greg Childs and Jarius Wright (Nos. 3 and 4 in the SEC). With QB Tim Tebow playing in his second game since suffering a concussion, the Gators would like to get their passing offense back on track after gaining just 134 yards against LSU. But with UF having the No. 2 rushing offense in the nation, RBs Jeff Demps, Chris Rainey and Emmanuel Moody may take the spotlight against the Razorbacks, No. 9 in the SEC in rushing defense.

No. 1 Florida vs. Arkansas, 3:30 p.m., Ch. 10, 970-AM

College football scouting report: No. 1 Florida Gators vs. Arkansas Razorbacks 10/16/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 16, 2009 11:47pm]
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