FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas may very well have saved its season with last week’s 31-10 home win over Florida.
LSU, meanwhile, is coming off yet another heartbreaking loss to Alabama.
In other words, the 2016 “Battle For The Golden Boot” looks quite similar to the last two contests between these rivals. Will the result be the same? Arkansas has beaten the Tigers by 17 points in each of the last two seasons.
Here’s what you need to know about the Week 11 matchup.
What time is kickoff?
When: Saturday, 7 p.m. ET
Where: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, Ark.
What TV channel is showing Arkansas-LSU?
ESPN is televising the game and you can watch it online at Watch ESPN. Also, you can listen to the game on SiriusXM 108.
Who is calling the game for ESPN?
Dave Pasch is handling play-by-play, Greg McElroy is the game’s analyst and Tom Luginbill is sideline reporter.
3 things you should know
1. The post-Bama effect could come into play for the third season in a row. Arkansas has benefitted from this scheduling quirk for two straight years — and will again next year, too — but there is one big difference in 2016: LSU has a new head coach. Will Ed Orgeron be better about helping his players forget about the heartbreaking disappointment of losing to the Crimson Tide? Or will that loss linger yet again?
2. On the other side, Arkansas appears to be getting hot yet again in the month of November. Bielema’s teams have become famous the last couple years for kicking things into high gear as the season comes to a close. Will that be the case again? So far, it certainly appears that way. Two weeks after an embarrassing 56-3 loss at Auburn, the Hogs turned in a brilliant overall performance by whipping Florida at home.
3. All-world LSU running back Leonard Fournette won’t be 100 percent. Given Arkansas’ struggles against the run for most of this season, Fournette’s injury could certainly play in the Hogs’ favor on Saturday. Still, second-team back Derrius Guice has had a nice season this year, too, and certainly is no slouch.