Arkansas-Auburn: Pregame observations from Razorback Stadium

Trent Shadid

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas will face Auburn at 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

To help get you ready for the game, SEC Country is providing pregame observations from the stadium until kickoff. You can also click here to see score predictions and players to watch, and click here for how to watch on TV or online.

Here’s the rundown of information gathered from the sidelines prior to kickoff:

  • Official kickoff time is 6:39 p.m. CT.
  • Both teams arrived at the stadium a little over two hours before kickoff.
  • Arkansas senior quarterback Austin Allen was with the team and in a suit, but is not expected to play. Redshirt freshman Cole Kelley is slated to start at quarterback.
  • Tight end Jeremy Patton was no longer in a walking boot (sprained ankle) and is expected to play.
  • Arkansas will wear its “All Anthracite” alternate uniforms for the game. The Hogs have worn them once prior, a 31-10 win over then-No. 11 Florida last November.
  • Scouts from the Bills, Chargers, Dolphins, Saints, Giants and 49ers are here.
  • All of offensive coordinator Dan Enos’ pre-game instructions with the quarterbacks have been directed toward Cole Kelley. Coach Bret Bielema all but said earlier this week Kelley would get his second career start tonight.

  • Wide receiver Jared Cornelius is around. He’s out for the season but it’s good to see him down on the field ahead of this game.

  • Lots of recruits inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium tonight. Good recruiting turnout for Arkansas. Darius Thomas (4-star OL) & Grayson Boomer (4-star TE) among the most important uncommitted targets.
  • John Steven Jones, grandson of Dallas Cowboys owner and Arkansas alum Jerry Jones, is here as well.
  • Well, Arkansas’ offensive line has yet another shakeup. From left to right the starters are Paul Ramirez, Hjalte Froholdt, Frank Ragnow, Johnny Gibson, Brian Wallace.
  • A Los Angeles Chargers scout is watching Ragnow awfully close in pre-game warm-ups.