Auburn vs. Arkansas: TV schedule, radio, streaming, odds, key players and more

Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

The Tigers will try to win their fifth straight game Saturday night.

Auburn Tigers at Arkansas Razorbacks

Saturday, 5 p.m. CT, ESPN2

Play-by-play: Joe Tessitore | Analysis: Matt Millen | Sideline: Maria Taylor

Radio: Sirius 112/XM 201, Auburn affiliatesArkansas affiliates

Online streaming: ESPN3

Opening line: Auburn -8 | Over-under: 54

Series history: Auburn 11-10-1 | At Fayetteville/Little Rock: Arkansas 5-4 | Last 10: Tied 5-5

Last meeting: Arkansas 24, Auburn 7, Oct. 6, 2012, Jordan-Hare Stadium

Game-time forecast: The temperature in Fayetteville Saturday night should be around 45 degrees under clear skies.

Auburn notesArkansas notes

Arkansas Razorbacks (3-5, 0-4 SEC)

Head coach: Bret Bielema (first year; eighth year overall: 71-29)

Offensive coordinator: Jim Chaney (pro-style)

Defensive coordinator: Chris Ash (4-3)

SB Nation affiliateArkansas Fight

Other coverageWhole Hog Sports

Year 1 under BERT hasn't really gone according to plan. The coach's style of Normal American Football has resulted in five straight losses and a 134-17 combined deficit in the last three games. The Razorbacks have a good pass rush, tying Auburn for second in the SEC with 20 sacks, and their running game is solid (209.9 yards per game, fourth in the SEC). But that's pretty much it. The Hogs rank 12th in the conference by allowing 30.6 points per game, and their 20.4 points per game on offense ranks dead last.

Arkansas is coming off a bye week, but the Hogs' last game was pretty brutal. They lost on the road at Alabama, 52-0, marking the second year in a row to fall to the Tide by that score. It was also the second week in a row they gave up 52 points, after getting pounded by South Carolina, 52-7.

KEY RAZORBACKS ON OFFENSE

Alex Collins, RB -- Collins, a true freshman, is the one real standout for Arkansas on offense. He averages 99.6 yards per game and 5.7 yards per carry, and his 797 yards on the ground ranks third in the SEC this season.

Brandon Allen, QB -- If the Razorbacks want to win Saturday night, Allen has to be much better throwing. He's completed just 44.9 percent of his passes for 955 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Javontee Herndon, WR -- Herndon has 20 catches in eight games this season, making him Allen's No. 1 target. The senior has compiled 330 yards and four TDs so far in 2013.

KEY RAZORBACKS ON DEFENSE

Chris Smith, DE -- If it isn't obvious by the listing of three D-linemen here, Arkansas' defensive line is easily its best overall unit, and is the only thing slowing down opposing offenses. Smith leads the way with 27 tackles, eight tackles for loss, six sacks, five quarterback hurries and one pass breakup.

Trey Flowers, DE -- On the other end of the line is Flowers, who broke out with a fine season in 2012. This year, he has 26 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, three QB hurries, two forced fumbles, one pass breakup and one interception.

Darius Philon, DT --  Philon, a freshman, plays a big role in the middle, especially after the loss of fellow tackle Robert Thomas, who suffered a season-ending injury earlier this month. He's pulling his weight, compiling 26 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks, two QB hurries and one forced fumble.

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