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Arkansas vs. Georgia Football: Time, TV channel, how to watch, storylines

The Razorbacks head to Athens to battle the Georgia Bulldogs between the hedges on Saturday.

HOW TO WATCH

Game: Arkansas vs. Georgia

Odds: Georgia (-18.5)

Time: 11:00 AM CT, Saturday, October 2

TV: ESPN

Stream: ESPN App

Radio: Razorback Sports Network/Learfield IMG

Announcers: Chris Fowler/Kirk Herbstreit

Storylines

•Arkansas has a chance to start the season 5-0 for the first time since 1998. BUT, they have a tall task at hand facing the second ranked Georgia Bulldogs. The question is how will Arkansas move the ball on offense against a defense the leads all of FBS in yards, points per game?

•Georgia holds a 11-4 series lead winning the last two games in 2020 and 2014. The Razorbacks held a 10-5 lead midway through the third quarter of the matchup last year. With such an experienced roster with every player playing with their hair on fire will the Hogs make headway in the series and win a game for the first time since the 2010 matchup?

•How healthy will the Arkansas offense be? KJ Jefferson and Treylon Burks were both injured at points during last Saturday’s win against Texas A&M. They will both play Saturday but how much of an impact will they have on the field this weekend?

•Georgia’s offense leads all of FBS in net yards per play. The Razorback defense has performed admirably in 2021 flying to the ball, efficient tackling and solid defense through the air and ground attacks. The Razorbacks have a no-fly-zone only allowing 144 yards per game passing and four interceptions on the season. The last time Georgia played a quality defense it was Clemson’s in week one where the Bulldog offense looked pedestrian as most do against them.

Georgia’s running game has picked up steam since the week one victory averaging 197 yards each week. Arkansas is only allowing 122 yards per game which is good enough for 8th overall in the conference.

As a whole defense, the Razorbacks ranks 12th in the country in yards allowed per game at 267. It will be a matchup between the immovable force and object. It’s definitely not a David and Goliath matchup.

•ESPN’s College Gameday will be in town to cover the game in Athen’s. Will that impact the atmosphere for Georgia? Will their fans be ready for the game since they start tailgating earlier for this one? Kirby Smart was pleading with his fanbase to show up and show out for Saturday’s game because he knows it will be a slugfest.

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