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. Auburn: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparisons
WHEN Saturday, 3 p.m.
WHERE Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Ala.
CAPACITY 87,451 (will be limited to 20% capacity)
SURFACE Natural Grass
RECORDS Arkansas 1-1; Auburn 1-1
STREAK Arkansas won 1; Auburn lost 1
COACHES Arkansas: Sam Pittman - 1-1 in first season at Arkansas and overall in Division I; Auburn: Gus Malzahn - 63-32 in eighth season at Auburn and 72-35 in ninth season overall.
SERIES Auburn leads 17-11-1
LAST MEETING Auburn defeated Arkansas 51-10 on Oct. 19, 2019, in Fayetteville.
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. 386. The Auburn broadcast will be carried on XM Ch. 190.
TELEVISION The game will be televised by ESPN and streamed on ESPN3.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color) and Lauren Sisler (sideline)
WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be cloudy with a 90% of showers and possibly some thunderstorms, and a high of 79 degrees in Auburn, Ala.
BETTING LINE Auburn is a 14-point favorite.
Points Per Game: Arkansas 15.5; Auburn 17.5
Points Per Game Allowed: Arkansas 25.5; Auburn 20.0
Total Offense: Arkansas 277.5; Auburn 270.0
Total Defense: Arkansas 393.5; Auburn 413.0
Time of Possession: Arkansas 23:57; Auburn 24:43
Third-Down Conversions: Arkansas 28.6%; Auburn 40.0%
Opp. Third-Down Conversions: Arkansas 32.4%; Auburn 63.6%
Turnover Margin: Arkansas +1; Auburn +2
Penalties-Yards (Per Game): Arkansas 7.5-46.5; Auburn 7-50.5
NOTABLE: Former Arkansas head coach Chad Morris is the offensive coordinator at Auburn. Morris is the first former Arkansas head coach to coach in a game against the Razorbacks since Jack Crowe was Jacksonville State's coach in 2012....Auburn has won four straight games against Arkansas by a combined margin of 157 points. The Tigers' win margin in the past four games has been 53, 32, 31 and 41 points. The Tigers had never defeated an SEC opponent by 30-plus points in four consecutive years....Both teams have lost to No. 3 Georgia this season. The Razorbacks lost to the Bulldogs 37-10 in the season opener, and the Tigers lost at Georgia 27-6 last week....Auburn All-SEC linebacker K.J. Britt will miss the game after undergoing surgery on his thumb....Auburn receivers Seth Williams and Eli Stove, and running back Shaun Shivers are questionable for the game....Arkansas running back Rakeem Boyd and defensive end Dorian Gerald are questionable....The game was originally scheduled to be shown on SEC Network but was moved to ESPN as part of a rearrangement of TV plans caused by Hurricane Delta.
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