Know your opponent: Get to know Brigham Young University

Arkansas had never played BYU before last year’s trip to Provo, Utah, and the team returned with a 52-35 victory the week after a disappointing defeat in Starkville.

The Cougars return the trip Saturday night in Fayetteville and come into the game armed with a 2-0 record, just like the Razorbacks.

Their wins have come over Sam Houston State, 14-0, and then they routed Southern Utah last week, 41-16.

BYU added quarterback Kedon Slovis out of the portal this offseason. Slovis was at Pittsburgh last year and was at USC for three years before that.

Last week, Slovis threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns, completing 22 of 32 passes.

He is easily the best quarterback that Arkansas will have faced to this point as it is its last game before SEC play begins the following week.

Head coach Kalani Sitake is in eighth season at the helm of the Cougars. His team finished 8-5 a year ago and won the New Mexico Bowl, following two consecutive 10-win seasons in which his team finished the year ranked in the Top 20 both times.

Now he is ushering them into the Big 12. BYU will travel to Kansas next week in its inaugural league game.

They go to Texas on October 28 and host Oklahoma on November 18 before closing the year in Stillwater against Oklahoma State.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire