FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The kickoff time for Arkansas’ Week 10 game against Coastal Carolina was announced Monday.
The Razorbacks and the Chanticleers will go at 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network (Alternate) from Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Nov. 4. The game will be Arkansas’ homecoming game this year.
Arkansas and Coastal Carolina have never played before. Coastal Carolina has only had a football program since 2003. It spent its entire football history in FCS before making the jump to FBS this season.
The Chanticleers are 1-6 overall and 0-4 in the Sun Belt Conference. They’re a similar to team to Texas State, the Sun Belt dregs who played Arkansas in Fayetteville, last year.
The biggest difference between that game and this one is with the Razorbacks themselves. Arkansas is in the midst of three-game losing streak and remains winless in SEC play. The week before Coastal Carolina visits, coach Bret Bielema’s team travels to Oxford, Mississippi, to play Ole Miss. If Arkansas loses that game, it is unlikely the Razorbacks become bowl-eligible this year. Wins over Coastal Carolina and two more opponents would be required. The remaining three games Arkansas would play LSU, Mississippi State and Missouri.
With those struggles, some fear Coastal Carolina could be Arkansas’ version of Troy. Or worse yet, the 2012 Louisiana-Monroe team. The Trojans stunned college football when they beat LSU earlier this year. But Troy is near the top of the Sun Belt in both standings and statistically. Lousiana-Monroe, the year it beat Arkansas, went 8-5. The Chanticleers are not close to that.
Coastal Carolina is in the middle of the Sun Belt pack in both scoring offense and total offense and near the bottom in total defense.
The Chanticleers are without their head coach, Joe Moglia. Moglia took a leave-of-absence before the season began. Offensive coordinator Jamey Chadwell is serving in his stead in the interim.
When: Saturday, Nov. 4
Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET
TV Network: SEC Network (Alternate)
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