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.
Night game scheduled for Arkansas' trip to Alabama
Arkansas coach Chad Morris (left) and Alabama coach Nick Saban speak prior to a game Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas’ game at No. 1 Alabama next week will be shown by ESPN in primetime.
The game between the Razorbacks and Crimson Tide is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m., the Southeastern Conference announced Monday. It will be Arkansas’ third game on the network in four weeks. The Razorbacks played Texas A&M and are scheduled to play Auburn this weekend in the 11 a.m. time slot.
Alabama is 6-0 overall and 3-0 in SEC play following a 47-28 victory at Texas A&M on Saturday. The Crimson Tide are scheduled to host Tennessee this week.
Led by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, last season’s Heisman Trophy runner-up, Alabama has one of the nation’s top offenses this season and is averaging 51 points and 536.8 yards per game.
Arkansas has lost 12 consecutive games to Alabama, including 65-31 last season in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks have not won at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., since 2003.
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