6:15 pm CST
Announcers: Brad Nessler Play-by-play, Todd Blackledge Color, Holly Rowe Sidelines
Livestreaming: WatchEspn.com and the Watch ESPN App (no notes of blackout at this time)
Chuck Barrett and Keith Jackson will call the game live from Baton Rouge.
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 83 and XM 190.
105.5 or 104.5 FM if you’re in Baton Rouge for the game for local LSU Radio
LSU is currently listed at (-7.5) with an O/U (54). This game is ALWAYS closer than it’s supposed to be so keep an eye on the Hogs on Saturday. However LSU’s defense is quite a bit different than the shootouts we’ve seen with Auburn and Ole Miss so the under seems to be the play here.
57 degrees at kickoff and this time there really is supposed to be a 0% chance of rain in Baton Rouge.
Last year in Fayetteville the (much better than this season) Arkansas defense held Freshman RB Leonard Fournette to 5 carries for 9 yards and the entire LSU team to 32 carries for 36 yards (WOW!). I’m not calling for a repeat of that impressive performance, but the key this week will be to limit the damage by Fournette and friends and force LSU QB Brandon Harris to make decisions in the passing game. Arkansas and SEC Player of the Week Brandon Allen have proven that they have all the weapons they need to do damage when they have the ball. It’s time for the underwhelming defense to step up and put together more than a big play or two and prove they can win a game when we need them too like last year’s team did late, and keep that big Gold Boot at home where it belongs.
On a personal note, I was at Tennessee, I was at Ole Miss and I’ll be in Tiger Stadium on Saturday… I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’. Go Hogs!
Players to watch: RB #7 Leonard Fournette, WR #15 Malachi Dupre, MLB #52 Kendell Beckwith