Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Night kickoff for Arkansas-Alabama
In this Nov. 10, 2012 file photo, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' Oct. 19 game at Alabama will kickoff at 6 p.m. and will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2.
The game against the No. 1 Crimson Tide will be the Razorbacks' fourth straight against an opponent ranked in the top 20. Arkansas enters its game Saturday against No. 14 South Carolina on a three-game losing streak against Rutgers, Texas A&M and Florida.
Alabama is 5-0 following a 45-3 win over Georgia State on Saturday. The Crimson Tide defense has not allowed a touchdown in its last three games entering a contest Saturday at Kentucky.
Arkansas hasn't beaten Alabama since 2006, a year before Nick Saban arrived as the Crimson Tide's head coach. The Razorbacks' last win at Bryant-Denny Stadium came in 2003.