For the first time since Gus Malzahn and Bret Bielema have been head coaches at their respective schools, Auburn and Arkansas will be a Top 25 matchup.
The No. 17 Arkansas Razorbacks (5-2, 1-2 SEC) travel to the face the No. 21 Auburn Tigers (4-2, 2-1 SEC) in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday for a crucial SEC West showdown between two programs with plenty of forward momentum.
Malzahn, an Arkansas high school coaching legend who was the Razorbacks’ offensive coordinator for a season, is looking to go 3-1 against his home state’s flagship team as Auburn head coach Saturday. His only loss came last season in a four-overtime thriller at Arkansas.
Auburn is coming off a much-needed bye week following a three-game winning streak, while Arkansas is fresh off an invigorating upset of Ole Miss in Fayetteville.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Week 8 matchup:
What time is the Auburn vs. Arkansas game?
Time: 6 p.m. ET kickoff
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Location: Jordan Hare-Stadium; Auburn, Ala.
What TV channel is showing the game?
ESPN is televising the matchup between Auburn and Arkansas State. Also, WatchESPN will provide live streaming of the game. You can listen on Sirius/XM Channel 192.
Who is calling the game for ESPN?
Joe Tessitore is handling play-by-play, Todd Blackledge is the analyst and Holly Rowe is the sideline reporter.