Auburn vs. Arkansas will kick off in primetime

Monday, September 10, 2018

Auburn vs. Arkansas will kick off in primetime

Auburn and Arkansas will kick off at either 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 in Jordan-Hare Stadium, the SEC announced Monday.

The game will air on either ESPN, ESPN2 or SEC Network. This year's matchup will mark the 28th meeting all-time between the two programs, and the first between friends Gus Malzahn and Chad Morris as head coaches.

Auburn leads the all-time series, 15-11-1, and has won four out of five since Malzahn took over the program in 2013. The Tigers have won each of the last two meetings by a combined score of 108-23 -- that includes a 52-20 win in Fayetteville, Ark., last season. Auburn won the last matchup at Jordan-Hare Stadium, 56-3, in 2016.

For Malzahn and Morris, it will be the first time the two have gone head-to-head as head coaches. The two former high school coaches previously faced each other as offensive coordinators in 2011, when Malzahn was as Auburn and Morris at Clemson.

Tom Green is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.

from Auburn Sports Impact

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