Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll.
GAME DAY: Arkansas vs. No. 6 Auburn 3 p.m. today, Jordan-Hare Stadium, SEC Network:
Equipped for battle?
Hogs enter Tigers’ den upbeat but unsure
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Arkansas at No. 6 Auburn illustration.
Arkansas enters its second season under Bret Bielema today with big improvement as its goal but knowing it faces a difficult task.
Arkansas at Auburn
WHEN 3 p.m. Central today
WHERE Jordan-Hare Stadium
RECORDS Season opener for both teams
RANKINGS Auburn is No. 6/5 (AP/Coaches polls)
BETTING LINE Auburn by 19 1/2
COACHES Bret Bielema (3-9 in second year at Arkansas, 71-33 in ninth year overall); Gus Malzahn (12-2 in second year at Auburn, 21-5 in third year overall)
SERIES Auburn leads 12-10-1
TV SEC Network
RADIO Razorbacks Sports Network, including KABZ-FM, 103.7, in Little Rock; and KQSM-FM, 92.1, KEZA-FM, 107.9, KUOA-AM, 1290, and KUOA-FM, 105.3, in Fayetteville. XM-Radio 85, Sirius 85
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