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Arkansas vs Texas in the Texas Bowl: How To Watch, TV Info, Point Spread, Weather, Notes

Everything you need to know to make sure you don't miss the game.

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Kickoff Time

8:00 pm CST

TV

Channel: ESPN: Dave Pasch (Play-by-Play), Brian Griese (Analyst); Tom Luginbill (Sidelines)

Livestreaming: WatchESPN.com and the Watch ESPN Mobile App (no notes of blackout at this time)

Radio

The usual. Chuck Barrett and Keith Jackson will call the game.

Here's the list of affiliates.

On satellite radio, the game will be on Sirius and XM channel 84.

Point Spread

Arkansas (-6.5) O/U (43)

We like the under a lot here with plenty of running and the like from both teams.  This game may take less time than Dana Altman spent committed to coach the basketball team.

Weather

Official word from the Texas Bowl is that the roof of NRG Stadium will be closed, so perfect weather for kickoff

Referrees

ACC crew headlined by Ron Cherry, the legend:

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SB Nation Bros

Burnt Orange Nation

Barking Carnival

Notes

I need a behind the scenes show on the SEC Network next year about the pandering that goes on between the SEC office, the Bowls, and the ADs from each bowl eligible school jockeying for the desired locations and matchups.  Tell me you wouldn't watch that.  I'd love to see the phone calls from Jeff Long's office to the SEC offices pitching "Arkansas to the Texas Bowl" and all the ADs trying to opt out of "earning" a trip to Shreveport or Birmingham.

For me and this rivalry, I am a bit young to fully understand the depths of what the matchup meant for alumni from the 90s and earlier.  Stories of Earl Campbell dragging Razorbacks around the field and Steve Little kicking field goals from the other side of the 50 are what were passed to me from my father who's name is imprinted on the walk under 1979.  Today it's more about planting a flag on recruiting turf than reigniting passions of hatred of an old foe that wouldn't ever look at us as a peer.  Maybe this is like every other game that these two teams have played, and I'm obviously standing on only one side of the fence, but it just feels like this game matters more for the Hogs than it does for the Horns and because of that I think the good guys pull it out here.  Enjoy the game tonight folks, it's a great stage for a team on the rise and a hell of a lot better than we thought we might expect when we had this talk in August.

Go Hogs!