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Arkansas vs. Kent State: How to watch and listen, forecast, betting line, team comparisons
Arkansas coach Sam Pittman runs onto the field prior to a game against Western Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, in Little Rock.
WHEN Saturday, 3 p.m.
WHERE Reynolds Razorback Stadium (76,412) in Fayetteville
SURFACE Natural Grass
RECORDS Arkansas 1-0; Kent State 0-1
STREAK Arkansas won 2; Kent State lost 1
COACHES Arkansas: Sam Pittman — 20-17 in fourth season at Arkansas and overall in Division I; Kent State: Kenni Burns — 0-1 in first season at Kent State and overall.
SERIES First meeting
RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, via the Arkansas Razorbacks Gameday app, via the Varsity Network app or on ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Blackouts may apply.
TELEVISION The game will be televised by SEC Network and can be accessed via the ESPN app or WatchESPN.com (carrier login required).
TV ANNOUNCERS Dave Neal (play-by-play), Derek Mason (analyst) and Taylor Davis (sideline)
WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be sunny with a high of 86 degrees in Fayetteville.
BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 37.5-point favorite
Points Per Game: Arkansas 56.0; Kent State 6.0
Points Per Game Allowed: Arkansas 13.0; Kent State 56.0
Total Offense: Arkansas 379.0; Kent State 240.0
Total Defense: Arkansas 291.0; Kent State 723.0
Avg. Time of Possession: Arkansas 29:17; Kent State 28:34
Third-Down Conversions: Arkansas 46.2%; Kent State 41.2%
Opp. Third-Down Conversions: Arkansas 26.7%; Kent State 75.0%
Turnover Margin (Season): Arkansas +5; Kent State +2
Penalties-Yards: Arkansas 7-86; Kent State 4-30
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