Now that Arkansas has finally got that six-game losing streak snapped last week, the Razorbacks now want to extend a win streak.
Plus, a chance to get back on track in Southeastern Conference play and keep their slim bowl hopes alive.
The Razorbacks return to SEC action at Reynolds Razorback Stadium as they take on Vanderbilt for an 11 a.m. Saturday kickoff. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.
Arkansas comes in at 2-6 overall, having broke the six-game skid last week with a 23-0 nonconference win at home against Tulsa. The Razorbacks are seeking their first conference win in five tries.
Likewise, the Commodores are seeking their first win in SEC play as they, too, come in at 0-4. Vanderbilt (3-5 overall) has also lost five of its past six games, though there have been some close calls.
There was a 22-17 loss on the road to still undefeated Notre Dame, ranked in the top five. There was a 37-27 home loss to SEC East contender Florida, a game in which the Commodores led most of the way. Then last week, a 14-7 loss on the road to Kentucky, a team also vying to win the SEC East.
And despite the record, the Commodores will bring some very talented players to Fayetteville for Saturday's match-up.
Senior quarterback Kyle Shurmur is just the third player in school history to accumulate more than 7,000 yards of total offense. He is also third all-time in passing yards (7,580) and second on the list of career touchdowns thrown (52).
This season, Shurmur has thrown for 1,845 yards and 12 touchdowns with five interceptions.
Shurmur's favorite target is junior receiver Kalija Lipscomb. Lipscomb ranks second in the SEC in receptions with 54, and he has caught at least four passes in seven of the Commodores' past eight games. Also, Lipscomb has 588 yards receiving along with six TDs.
The Commodores also have the conference's top tackler in senior linebacker Jordan Griffin, who has surpassed Arkansas linebacker De'Jon Harris in that category. Griffin has 86 tackles, with exactly half of those unassisted and exactly half assisted stops, and he has recorded 18 tackles each of the past two ballgames.
Arkansas is expected to have junior quarterback Ty Storey back for Saturday's game. Storey missed last week's game due to a head injury suffered in the second half of the previous week's game, a loss to Ole Miss.
True freshman Connor Noland got the start against Tulsa and threw a touchdown pass in the win, with sophomore Cole Kelley also seeing several snaps at quarterback.
So far this season, Storey has thrown for 983 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions.
Sophomore tailback Rakeem Boyd narrowly missed his third consecutive 100-yard rushing performance, as he finished with 99 yards in last week's win. Boyd leads the Hogs with 502 yards on 75 carries and one TD.
Harris ranks second in the SEC in tackles with 82, which also ranks him 26th nationally. He and senior linebacker Dre Greenlaw combined for 14 tackles against Tulsa, and the two have combined to lead the team in tackles for 16 of the last 20 games.
Greenlaw remains the SEC's active leader in career tackles as he now has 298.
This will be the 10th overall meeting in the series between Arkansas and Vanderbilt. The Razorbacks lead the series, 7-2, but Saturday will mark the Commodores' third visit to Fayetteville.
Vanderbilt's first game at Fayetteville, in 2005, was a Commodores' win. Arkansas won the second match-up at home, beating Vanderbilt 49-14 in 2010.
The last time the two teams faced off was in 2011, when the Razorbacks rallied in the second half for a 31-28 win in Nashville, Tenn.
Following Saturday's game, Arkansas will have a bye week. The Razorbacks return to action on Nov. 10 for their final home game of the season as they take on LSU.