6:00 pm CST.
Channel: ESPN2 – The Deuce (fitting?)
Announcers: Mark Jones Play-by-play, Rod Gilmore Color, Quint Kessenich Sidelines
Livestreaming: ESPN3/WatchESPN (no notes of blackout at this time)
The usual. Chuck Barrett and Keith Jackson will call the game.
Here's the list of affiliates. (you can also stream the call from that link on standard or mobile)
On satellite radio, the game will be on Sirius 126 and XM 191.
Arkansas is currently a 6.5 point underdog in this one with an O/U of 56. I haven’t made a correct prediction in this section of the "How to Watch" column yet this season, so if you’re still reading in this section, I’m so so sorry. *no refunds.
60 degrees at kickoff and an 80% chance of rain in Neyland Stadium. I was at the game in ’98 and I’ll be in Knoxville this weekend, I’m pretty sure this is the exact same weather from that game. (yay!)
A friend and Tennessee Alum texted me on Sunday with "The good news for both teams is that both can’t find a way to lose this week." As I finished reading that text the first thing I heard in my head was BERT and Butch saying in unison "Wanna bet?"
This was SUPPOSED to be a premiere matchup of two teams who have clawed their way back from the SEC basement. This was SUPPOSED to be a potential College Gameday site. This was SUPPOSED to be a game to help decide who might earn their way to Atlanta in December. This, is not that. Ironically enough this game is still a game to decide who of these two teams has come further, or at least which has failed to live up to 2015 expectations less thus-far.
With an 80% chance of rain at kickoff (and 100% chance of rain in Knoxville all day) this will be a run heavy game. Arkansas will need to lean heavily on Alex Collins, RW3 and the line (please clean up the penalties!). For Tennessee, Jalen Hurd is one of the most over looked RBs in the SEC and Josh Dobbs might be the most talented running QB in the league. The Arkansas defense has proven time and time again over the last two seasons that they just have no ability to contain a scrambling QB. If they continue that trend this Saturday, Butch Jones may have a very difficult time blowing the game for his players in the 4th quarter.