8:00 pm CST. (for the broadcast, but multiple reports that the actual kickoff won’t be until 8:15)
Announcers: Joe Tessitore Play-by-play, Todd Blackledge Color, with Holly Rowe on the sidelines
Livestreaming: ESPN3/WatchESPN (no notes of blackout at this time)
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 108 and XM 191.
*If you ever get a chance to catch other SEC games on satellite radio you’ll quickly realize how blessed we are to have Chuck on the call. Many of the SEC team broadcast guys are good, but some are just awful (looking at you LSU).
Arkansas is a 6 point underdog with an O/U of 49.5. If the past three games have shown us anything in this (rivalry?) series is that these two teams will play it close and the game isn’t over until at least 4 quarters have ended. I’ll take the points and the over here and figure out if I’m taking the good guys to win outright or not a few sections down.
Temperatures will be in the high 80s for most of the day in and around Arlington and a decent chance of rain between noon and 3:00pm but the rain should push out for some late afternoon tailgating and of course the air conditioning will be on (and roof most likely closed) inside Jerry’s World for the game.
**NOTE: According to sources the parking lots at the stadium don’t open until 3pm on Saturday, but there are several places around for tailgating before then if 5 hours just isn’t enough for you.
You guys tired of Texas yet? For the third consecutive week the good guys from Arkansas will face off against a team from that state from southwest of us. They’ve survived the early heart attack (LaTech), overcome the adversity game on the road against a ranked team, with overtime (TCU), and thoroughly dominated a lesser opponent (Texas State). Now we march into SEC play with an opportunity to take yet another major step onto the national stage on ESPN in prime time. We’ve heard from more than a few outlets this week that the winner of this game “gets Bama” and the opportunity to be “Second best in the SEC West”. I’m not sure that title gives enough credit to this matchup. The winner or loser of this game could end up 1st or 5th in the West this season and nobody, media or otherwise, should be waiting until after this matchup to celebrate either of these two teams. This matchup will ultimately come down to which team can win the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. Texas A&M has one of the best D-lines Arkansas will see all season and on the other side the only way to put their high-powered offense on their heels is to put consistent pressure on Trevor Knight and not let him settle in and pick the secondary apart. Ultimately I expect we’ll see another quality matchup in this series and with Joe Tessitore on the call, the Tess Effect will show up for sure. Arkansas will eventually break through against this team and I think this week is the week. I’ll take the good guys 28-24 and College Gameday in Fayetteville in 2 weeks for the Bama game.