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.
CBS will decide on Arkansas-Ole Miss game this weekend
An ESPN camera operator shoots a game between Arkansas and Alabama on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas' game at Ole Miss is one of two games being considered by CBS for the front end of a doubleheader on Oct. 9.
The network is also considering a game between Georgia and Auburn the same day for its afternoon window. CBS has already committed to showing Texas A&M's home game against Alabama that night.
CBS will decide which game it will show by Sunday. If Arkansas-Ole Miss is not chosen by CBS, it will air on ESPN at 11 a.m.
The Razorbacks and Rebels will play in two of the most high-profile games in college football this weekend — No. 8 Arkansas at No. 2 Georgia on ESPN at 11 a.m., and No. 12 Ole Miss at No. 1 Alabama on CBS at 2:30 p.m. All four teams are undefeated.
Arkansas' 20-10 win over Texas A&M last Saturday was shown on CBS. It was the first time the network chose the Razorbacks for a Saturday game since 2017.
Arkansas plays a regular-season finale on the network on a Friday most years, including Nov. 26 when Missouri comes to Fayetteville.
SEC TV Schedule for Oct. 9
Arkansas at Ole Miss, 11 a.m., ESPN — OR — 2:30 p.m., CBS
Georgia at Auburn, 11 a.m., ESPN — OR — 2:30 p.m., CBS
Vanderbilt at Florida, 11 a.m., SEC Network
South Carolina at Tennessee, 11 a.m., ESPN2
North Texas at Missouri, 3 p.m., SEC Network
LSU at Kentucky, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network
Alabama at Texas A&M, 7 p.m., CBS
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