Alabama, while struggling at time, has put together a winning streak and hosts Arkansas on Saturday, Oct. 14. The game will be live streamed on fuboTV (free trial), DirecTV Stream (free trial) and SlingTV (half off first month).
Arkansas has been afflicted with similar issues but unable to overcome them.
The 11th-ranked Crimson Tide (5-1, 3-0 SEC) has worked its way to the top of the division and kept the team’s national championship hopes alive with a three-game winning streak. They are sizable favorites to keep those winning ways going when the Razorbacks (2-4, 0-3) visit Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday trying to halt a four-game skid.
Alabama has been trending upward since a loss to Texas, especially offensively. But games like last week’s 26-20 victory over Texas A&M have kept the Tide humble enough to know the team is “nowhere near a finished product,” as quarterback Jalen Milroe put it. Alabama won despite giving up six sacks and committing 14 penalties.
Three of the Razorbacks’ losses this season have come by a touchdown or less. The last three defeats have come against SEC West competition: No. 22 LSU, Texas A&M and No. 13 Mississippi. The Razorbacks are the league’s most penalized team and rank 12th in the SEC in sacks allowed, ahead of only Alabama and South Carolina.
When is Alabama-Arkansas?
Alabama faces Arkansas at 11 a.m. (noon ET) on Saturday, Oct. 14.
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Will it be televised?
The Alabama-Arkansas game will be broadcast on ESPN.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.