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Fun With Stats (& more UF-ARK tidbits)

Saturday marks UF’s third straight conference game against a first-year SEC coach -- Butch Jones (Tennessee), Mark Stoops (Kentucky) and now Bret Bielema.

To whit: Bielema is 36-8 (.818) lifetime when facing an opponent for the first time.

Florida and Arkansas have just nine meetings all-time.

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The Gators are ranked No. 18. Arkansas is 5-0 all-time vs. the No. 18 ranked team in the nation.

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South Plantation High standout Alex Collins became the first tailback in SEC history to rush for at least 100-yards in his first three career games. Also: Collins leads all freshman backs in the nation with 597 rushing yards.

The Razorbacks are the only team in the SEC with a 100-yard receiving game and a 100-yard rushing game from a freshman.

Arkansas’ seven 100-yard rushing performances are the most in the SEC in 2013. No other team has more than three.

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Arkansas averages 237 rushing yards per game. Florida has allowed just 214 yards on the ground all season. UF tops the nation in rush defense (53.50 y/g).

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The Razorbacks lead the SEC in sacks (15) and fewest sacks allowed (3).

A battle of the kickers? Advantage Razorbacks. 

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According to UF senior wideout Trey Burton, the Gators will wear all-blue uniforms Saturday night. UF is 12-3 in the all-blue sets since 2005. 

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