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. Colorado State: How to watch and listen, forecast, team comparisons
Arkansas fans are shown during a game against Portland State on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Fayetteville.
WHEN Saturday, 3 p.m.
WHERE Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (76,412), Fayetteville
SURFACE Natural Grass
RECORDS Arkansas 1-1; Colorado State 1-1
COACHES Arkansas: Chad Morris - 3-11 in second season at Arkansas and 17-33 in fifth season overall; Colorado State: Mike Bobo - 25-28 in fifth season at Colorado State and overall.
STREAKS Arkansas lost 1; Colorado State won 1
SERIES Arkansas leads 3-1
LAST MEETING Colorado State defeated Arkansas 34-27 on Sept. 8, 2018, in Fort Collins, Colo.
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 Sirius Ch. 133 and 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 Dave Neal (play-by-play), DJ Shockley (color) and Dawn Davenport (sideline)
WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be partly sunny with a high near 87 degrees in Fayetteville.
BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 9 1/2-point favorite.
Scoring Offense: Arkansas 18.5; Colorado State 34.5
Scoring Defense: Arkansas 22.0; Colorado State 32.5
Total Offense: Arkansas 378.0; Colorado State 545.0
Total Defense: Arkansas 356.6; Colorado State 345.0
Time of Possession: Arkansas 30:35; Colorado State 31:41
Third-Down Offense: Arkansas 33.3; Colorado State 50.0
Third-Down Defense: Arkansas 35.7; Colorado State 28.0
Turnover Margin: Arkansas 1.5; Colorado State -2.5
Penalties-Yards: 7-62.5; Colorado State 7-80.5
NOTABLE Arkansas (5 games) and Colorado State (6) are looking to snap long losing streaks against FBS competition. Both teams have defeated an FCS opponent this year….Arkansas’ Nick Starkel will make his first start at quarterback as a Razorback. Starkel completed 17 of 24 passes for 201 yards and 1 touchdown last week at Ole Miss after entering the game in the third quarter….The Razorbacks are 14-2 all-time vs. teams from the Mountain West Conference. Colorado State is 3-12 all-time vs. teams from the SEC….The Rams will play in Fayetteville for the first time. Colorado State’s three previous games at Arkansas have been played in Little Rock….Rams quarterback Collin Hill played five snaps vs. Arkansas last season. Hill tore his ACL six months prior to the 2018 game. Hill has completed 56 of 79 passes for 741 yards and 7 touchdowns this season, and been intercepted twice….Arkansas defensive end Jamario Bell (knee) is doubtful for the game, while offensive guard Austin Capps (ankle) is available after missing last week’s game at Ole Miss….Fifteen new inductees for the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor, including Joe Johnson, Anthony Lucas and Wallace Spearmon Jr., will be recognized on the field at halftime.
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