Morning kickoff scheduled for Arkansas' game at Mississippi State

By: Matt Jones Matt Jones's Twitter account
Published: Monday, September 26, 2022
Arkansas coach Sam Pittman and Mississippi State coach Mike Leach talk before the start of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Fayetteville. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Arkansas coach Sam Pittman and Mississippi State coach Mike Leach talk before the start of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Fayetteville. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ Oct. 8 game at Mississippi State will kick off at 11 a.m. on SEC Network, according to the league’s football schedule that was updated Monday. 

It will be the Razorbacks’ second morning start this season. Arkansas defeated South Carolina 44-30 on Sept. 10 at home. 

The Mississippi State game will be the Razorbacks’ first true road game of the season. Arkansas played its first three games at home, lost 23-21 to Texas A&M on a neutral field last weekend and is scheduled to host Alabama on Saturday. 

The Razorbacks have won two consecutive games against the Bulldogs. Arkansas won 21-14 in Starkville, Miss., in 2020 to record its first win under coach Sam Pittman and break a 20-game SEC losing streak. The Razorbacks defeated the Bulldogs 31-28 last season. 

Arkansas (3-1, 1-1 SEC) is ranked 20th in the Associated Press Top 25 poll ahead of this week’s game against No. 2 Alabama. 

Mississippi State (3-1, 0-1) is scheduled to host 17th-ranked Texas A&M this week. 

SEC TV Schedule for Oct. 8

Tennessee at LSU, 11 a.m., ESPN

Arkansas at Mississippi State, 11 a.m., SEC Network

Missouri at Florida, 11 a.m., ESPNU

Auburn at Georgia, 2:30 p.m., CBS

Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m., SEC Network

South Carolina at Kentucky, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network

Texas A&M at Alabama, 7 p.m., CBS

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