The Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday in Fayetteville, AR. Here are the game notes, radio, television, and livestream information needed to cheer on the Tide.
No. 1 ranked University of Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0 SEC) vs unranked Arkansas Razorbacks (1-4, 0-2 SEC) – Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
Time: 11:00 a.m. Central Time
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Stadium, Fayetteville, AR
Stadium Capacity: 70,000
Expected Forecast at Game Time: Cloudy – 77*F. 12 mph winds and a 50 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Television Information: ESPN
Television Announcers: Play-by-Play: Dave Pasch, Analyst: Greg McElroy, Sideline: Tom Luginbill
Radio Info: Crimson Tide Sports Network; Eli Gold as Play-by-Play announcer, John Parker Wilson as color analyst, and Rashad Johnson as sideline reporter. CTSN on: Sirius/XM: 135/210
Livestream Info: Watch ESPN
Vegas Odds: (via SBRodds.com): The Crimson Tide opened as a 35.5 point favorite.
Next up for Bama: University of Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Missouri, Oct. 13, 2018.
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Overall: Alabama leads the series 18-8
Alabama and Arkansas will meet for the 29th time on Saturday. The Crimson
Tide leads the all-time series, 18-8 (after vacations and forfeits), and won last year’s meeting,
41-9, in Tuscaloosa. Alabama has won the last 11 meetings between the two schools.
Saturday will be a test between the explosive Alabama Crimson Tide offense and what Arkansas fans hope to be a rejuvenated Arkansas defense under Hogs’ DC, John Chavis.
The Crimson Tide should be relatively healthy, though left tackle Jonah Williams has been considered day-to-day after an ankle injury last week.
SEE MORE: Alabama Crimson Tide Game Notes
Arkansas is off to a weak start under new head coach, Chad Morris. The offensive has struggled to adapt with Bret Bielema’s recruits trying to learn and execute the new spread oriented, fastball system utilized by Morris.
Razorback fans were encouraged by the Hogs’ close loss to TAMU last week. Chavis’ defense showed some toughness not seen in earlier games.
SEE MORE: Arkansas Razorbacks Game Notes
What to expect
Arkansas will try to challenge the Crimson Tide secondary under what will likely be consistent pressure on its quarterback. Even if the Hogs can find a way to slow the Alabama Crimson Tide offense, it will need more offensive production than was achieved against Auburn and TAMU.
The Alabama Crimson Tide should post its sixth win of the season on Saturday.
After Arkansas, the Crimson tide returns to Tuscaloosa for Homecoming week. SEC East division team, Missouri is the homecoming opponent with a 6:00 PM kickoff.