3:00 pm CST.
Channel: SEC Network
Announcers: Beth Mowins Play-by-play, Anthony Becht Color, Rocky Boiman Sidelines
Livestreaming: ESPN3/WatchESPN (no notes of blackout at this time)
Chuck Barrett and Keith Jackson (in his final season from the booth) 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 112 and XM 192.
Vegas has Arkansas as a 20.5 point favorite, with an O/U of 52.5. I expect Arkansas to lean a little on the type of offense we saw in the LSU game last season, relying heavily on the WRs to make plays through end-arounds and high percentage passes to ease the pressure on lesser experienced QB/Line/RBs in the first half. This could lead to a longer game and possibly more scoring against a LaTech team who likes to spread things out and throw a lot as well. I like the Hogs and the Over here.
High of 82 and only a very slight chance of rain on Saturday for the game will make for a beautiful afternoon on The Hill. Get out early and tailgate all day before the 3pm kickoff in DWRRS.
I’m typing this as the Tennessee close call with Appalachian State comes to an end and its bringing up memories of a certain other “cupcake game” …aaaaaaand I’m gonna stop right there. Can’t go there, still too raw. The Bulldogs are already down to their backup QB thanks to a BAC of .117 late in summer camp. You should be able to pretty much lock LaTech’s chances of winning this game in the back of that same cop car with the former starting QB. I expect to see a lot of creative ways to get safe passes (and hand-offs) to the WR corps early in the game and then a heavy dose of Walker/Williams III/Whaley (3 W’s, we can come up with an awesome nickname here, right?) to control the clock and work the O-line into shape. What I’d really like to see, beyond a healthy win and no injuries is progress in the kicking game and some confidence building plays for the Oline, Austin, Defense (other than the line) and the RB corp. I’ll predict a 44-10 Arkansas victory.
Oh and LaTech’s head coach’s dad is evidently being honored at halftime of the game for some reason. You may have heard of him, Lou Holtz?