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 Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas vs. Western Kentucky: How to watch and listen, forecast, notables, team comparisons
An Arkansas football helmet sits on the sideline during a game between the Razorbacks and Mississippi State on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Fayetteville.
WHEN Saturday, 11 a.m.
WHERE Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (76,412), Fayetteville
SURFACE Natural Grass
RECORDS Arkansas 2-7, 0-6 SEC; Western Kentucky 5-4, 4-2 Conference USA
COACHES Arkansas: Chad Morris - 4-17 in second season at Arkansas and 18-39 in fifth season overall; Western Kentucky: Tyson Helton - 5-4 in first season at Western Kentucky and overall.
STREAKS Arkansas lost 6; Western Kentucky lost 2
SERIES First meeting
RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, via the Arkansas Razorbacks Gameday app, via the TuneIn app or on ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Blackouts may apply. The Arkansas radio broadcast will be carried on satellite radio on XM Ch. 190.
TELEVISION The game will be televised by SEC Network and streamed on ESPN3.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color) and Alyssa Lang (sideline)
WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be sunny with a high of 61 degrees in Fayetteville.
BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 1-point favorite.
TEAM COMPARISON (PER GAME)
Scoring Offense: Arkansas 22.7; Western Kentucky 22.6
Scoring Defense: Arkansas 35.2; Western Kentucky 20.7
Total Offense: Arkansas 355.0; Western Kentucky 360.3
Total Defense: Arkansas 443.2; Western Kentucky 317.8
Time of Possession: Arkansas 26:49; Western Kentucky 32:15
Third-Down Offense: Arkansas 34.1; Western Kentucky 41.3
Third-Down Defense: Arkansas 45.3; Western Kentucky 29.3
Turnover Margin: Arkansas -0.67; Western Kentucky -1.00
NOTABLE Western Kentucky starting quarterback Ty Storey spent four seasons as a quarterback at Arkansas, and started nine games for the Razorbacks last season. Storey is believed to be the first former Arkansas starting quarterback to later start a game against the Razorbacks….The football game is part of a three-game series between Arkansas and Western Kentucky that also includes a home-and-home basketball series. The Hilltoppers defeated the Razorbacks 78-77 last season at Bud Walton Arena and the basketball teams are scheduled to play again Dec. 7 in Bowling Green, Ky….Based on the attendance that is determined by tickets distributed, Arkansas has had more than 102,000 unsold tickets through its first five home games this season. The Razorbacks sold , a decrease of 18 percent from last season….Since 2017, Arkansas has a 6-11 record in games in Fayetteville, including a 6-3 record against nonconference teams....Western Kentucky coach Tyson Helton was hired away from Tennessee, where he was the offensive coordinator last season. WKU fired its former head coach, Mike Sanford, last year after Sanford compiled a two-year record of 9-16.
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