Arkansas at LSU: How to watch and listen, forecast, betting line, team comparisons

By: Matt Jones Matt Jones's Twitter account
Published: Friday, September 22, 2023
The Golden Boot trophy is shown prior to a game between Arkansas and LSU on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Fayetteville.
( Hank Layton)
The Golden Boot trophy is shown prior to a game between Arkansas and LSU on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Fayetteville.

WHEN Saturday, 6 p.m.

WHERE Tiger Stadium (102,321) in Baton Rouge, La.

SURFACE Natural Grass

RECORDS Arkansas 2-1, 0-0 SEC; LSU 2-1, 1-0 SEC

STREAK Arkansas lost 1; LSU won 2

COACHES Arkansas: Sam Pittman — 21-18 in fourth season at Arkansas and overall in Division I; LSU: Brian Kelly — 12-5 in second season at LSU and 178-67 in 20th season overall in Division I.

SERIES LSU leads 43-23-2

LAST MEETING LSU defeated Arkansas 13-10 on Nov. 12, 2022, in Fayetteville. 

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. A national ESPN Radio broadcast will also carry the game. 

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

TV ANNOUNCERS Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst) and Holly Rowe (sideline)

WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be increasingly cloudy with a high of 93 degrees and a low of 72 degrees in Baton Rouge. There is a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m.

BETTING LINE LSU is a 17.5-point favorite, according to FanDuel. 

NOTABLE Arkansas running back Raheim "Rocket" Sanders is questionable with swelling around the knee. Sanders, an All-SEC running back last season, has missed the past two games....LSU cornerback Greg Brooks, a former three-year player at Arkansas, will miss the game after his family said he underwent an emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor last week....The past three matchups between Arkansas and LSU have been decided by a field goal, with the road team winning each time....Both teams lost once in the nonconference — LSU by a score of 45-24 to Florida State in Orlando, Fla., and Arkansas 38-31 to BYU at home....The Razorbacks are playing their SEC opener. The Tigers won their first conference game 41-14 at Mississippi State last week....LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels and Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson were voted first- and second-team All-SEC, respectively, by league coaches in the preseason....LSU has won the Golden Boot trophy 18 of 27 times since it was introduced in 1996....Arkansas has won four times at LSU's Tiger Stadium. Sam Pittman has been part of two of those victories — as an assistant coach in 2015 and as the head coach for a 16-13 outcome in overtime two years ago....LSU is ranked 12th by The Associated Press....The Tigers have won six of the past seven games against the Razorbacks.


Points Per Game: Arkansas 38.3; LSU 45.7

Points Per Game Allowed: Arkansas 19.0; LSU 23.0

Total Offense: Arkansas 370.3; LSU 537.0

Total Defense: Arkansas 257.3; LSU 338.3

Avg. Time of Possession: Arkansas 32:14; LSU 32:09

Third-Down Conversions: Arkansas 42.5%; LSU 57.5%

Opp. Third-Down Conversions: Arkansas 30.0%; LSU 38.5%

Turnover Margin (Season): Arkansas +5; LSU +1

Penalties-Yards: Arkansas 8-82; LSU 3-33


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