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.
Afternoon kickoff, TV plans TBD for Arkansas-BYU
Players get ready for an NCAA college football game between Utah State and BYU on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas' game at BYU will kick off at 2:30 p.m. Central on Oct. 15, but a network will not be finalized until this weekend.
The game will be televised by either ABC or ESPN. A game between Oklahoma State and TCU is also being considered for the same time slots.
BYU (4-1) is ranked No. 16 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Cougars are scheduled to play Notre Dame in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Arkansas (3-2) fell out of the AP poll following its 49-26 home loss to top-ranked Alabama. The Razorbacks are scheduled to play at No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday.
The BYU game will be the last in a seven-week stretch of games before an open week for Arkansas. It will also be the Razorbacks' first game at BYU or in the state of Utah.
Arkansas and BYU are playing as part of a two-year agreement that will require the Cougars to play in Fayetteville next season. BYU is in its final year as a Division I independent and will join the Big 12 next year.
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