Arkansas vs. BYU: How to watch and listen, forecast, betting line, team comparisons

By: Matt Jones Matt Jones's Twitter account
Published: Friday, September 15, 2023
Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson throws during a game against BYU on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Provo, Utah.
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Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson throws during a game against BYU on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Provo, Utah.

WHEN Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE Reynolds Razorback Stadium (76,412) in Fayetteville

SURFACE Natural Grass

RECORDS Arkansas 2-0; BYU 2-0

STREAK Arkansas won 3; BYU won 6

COACHES Arkansas: Sam Pittman — 21-17 in fourth season at Arkansas and overall in Division I; BYU: Kalani Sitake — 58-34 in eighth season at BYU and overall.

SERIES Arkansas leads 1-0

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated BYU 52-35 on Oct. 15, 2022, in Provo, Utah

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 Blackouts may apply. 

TELEVISION The game will be televised by ESPN2 and can be accessed via the ESPN app or (carrier login required).

TV ANNOUNCERS Brian Custer (play-by-play), Rod Gilmore (analyst) and Lauren Sisler (sideline)

WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be mostly clear with a high of 79 degrees and a low of 54 degrees in Fayetteville. 

BETTING LINE Arkansas is an 8.5-point favorite, according to FanDuel. 

NOTABLE Arkansas running back Raheim "Rocket" Sanders will miss his second consecutive game with swelling around the knee. Sanders rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns at BYU last season....The Cougars are competing in the Big 12 for the first time this season....Arkansas gained 644 yards of offense last season at BYU. Quarterback KJ Jefferson passed for five touchdowns....Arkansas has an 11-1 record in non-conference games under coach Sam Pittman....BYU's loss to Arkansas last October was the second in a four-game losing streak. The Cougars snapped the streak a victory at Boise State in November and have not lost since. 


Points Per Game: Arkansas 42.0; BYU 27.5

Points Per Game Allowed: Arkansas 9.5; BYU 8.0

Total Offense: Arkansas 343.5; BYU 325.5

Total Defense: Arkansas 245.5; BYU 265.5

Avg. Time of Possession: Arkansas 30:47; BYU 30:07

Third-Down Conversions: Arkansas 55.6%; BYU 29.6%

Opp. Third-Down Conversions: Arkansas 29.6%; BYU 33.3%

Turnover Margin (Season): Arkansas +6; BYU +4

Penalties-Yards: Arkansas 6-60; BYU 6-46


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