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Arkansas Razorbacks vs Auburn Tigers: How To Watch, TV Info, Lines, Weather, Notes

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Your quick guide to be ready for the game Saturday.

Kickoff Time

3:00 pm CST.

TV

Channel: The Brand Spanking New SEC Network (find it on your local cable or satellite provider here )

Announcers: Brent Musburger (gambling subplots!) & Jesse Palmer (skinny ties!) (Maria Taylor on the sideline).

Livestreaming: ESPN3/WatchESPN (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 channel 84 on both Sirius and XM.

If you're going to the game, local Auburn radio 94.3 FM

Lines

The line opened at Auburn (-21) but with the question of when Gus needs Nick Marshall to help him Nick Marshall's punishment will end, that line has fallen to (-18.5) as of Thursday afternoon.  The o/u currently sits at (57.5).  If you like the Hogs take the under too, if the Hogs can't stop Gus's bus from scoring lots and lots, they won't be covering either.

Weather

As of Thursday afternoon, we're looking at a high of 88 in Auburn with an 80% chance of rain for the game.  Shame that rain might dampen the pre-game festivities on the Plains, but I'll be happy to trade a ruined spread on my tailgate for a ruined spread (offense) inside Jordan-Hare.

Notes

"Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." -The Shawshank Redemption

Every new football season should start with hope, so with that said, I'm gonna fling as many reasons to hope as I can at you Hog fans.  Fill your cup with whatever it takes to get you to kickoff with a reason to believe.

Arkansas is 3-3 in Jordan-Hare since joining the SEC when the Tigers are ranked and the Hogs are not.  We won there in 2006, 2008 and even John L. won there in 2012.  Most people (or, at least Hog fans) seem to agree that last year's game was much closer than the score would show.

The Hogs, with only a very few exceptions are healthy and suspension free while Auburn will be sitting their starting QB Nick Marshall and starting DB Jonathan Mincy for at least one play each and will also be without injured starters G Alex Kozan and DE Carl Lawson.

Weather may come into play slowing the game down placing increased emphasis on the run game while possibly slowing down Gus's offense.

That's what I've got folks.  As I said in the weekly roundtable, I'd rather play Auburn week 1 than any other week on the schedule, which sets up the best possible opportunity for a huge upset this season.

Here's to hoping that Jim Chaney has a Reggie Fish play (no, not that one) drawn up just in case.