Arkansas and New Mexico State meet Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. Find game time, TV channel and information on how to watch online below.
The Razorbacks enter the game at 1-2 coming off consecutive losses to TCU and Texas A&M. New Mexico State is 2-2 with wins over rivals New Mexico and UTEP. The Aggies’ two defeats — to Arizona State and Troy — each came by 6 points or less.
Arkansas has won all five meetings in the series. All five have been decided by at least 28 points. The teams last met in 2004, a 63-13 Razorbacks victory.
Arkansas-New Mexico State game time, details
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 30
- Time: 11 a.m. CT
- Location: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium; Fayetteville, Ark.
- Line: Arkansas -17
Which TV channel is Arkansas-New Mexico State on?
Arkansas and New Mexico State will be broadcast on the SEC Network.
Can I watch Arkansas-New Mexico State online?
Arkansas and New Mexico State can be viewed online via WatchESPN.
Where can I find Arkansas-New Mexico State on the radio?
Arkansas-New Mexico State keys to the game
1. Don’t overlook these Aggies
New Mexico State isn’t the pushover it has been in recent years. The Aggies already have two victories through four games, putting them halfway to matching their highest win total in over a decade. They’ve won two rivalry games (New Mexico and UTEP) and both losses (Arizona State and Troy) were close games. The Aggies can challenge the Hogs, particularly if the home team tries to sleepwalk through this one. That’s certainly a concern coming off an emotionally draining 50-43 overtime loss to Texas A&M a week ago. If the Hogs haven’t shaken that one off in time to get excited for New Mexico State, they could be in trouble.
2. Defending the playmakers
New Mexico State’s strengths lie within its playmakers on offense. At quarterback, Tyler Rogers isn’t likely to be overwhelmed. He’s played in tough environments before and is capable of putting up yards on any team if allowed time to throw. Jaleel Scott is his go-to wide receiver, and at 6-foot-6, he’s a tough cover for any defensive back. Then there’s running back Larry Rose III, the Aggies top player. Rose averaged 116 rushing yards per game the past three seasons and is coming off a game last Saturday against UTEP in which he rushed for 144 yards and 2 touchdowns. Tackling him will be key as he’s one of the best backs in the country at creating yards after contact.
All three players are seniors who are certainly relishing the opportunity to upset a Power 5 team for the first time in their career. The Hogs are their last opportunity to get that done. If all three aren’t contained, this game could be much closer than envisioned.
3. Protect Austin Allen
The Hogs offensive line has had a rough time protecting quarterback Austin Allen this season, a theme that has continued from last season. He’s already been sacked 11 times in three games and rarely has a clean pocket to throw from. If the Razorbacks can’t protect him against New Mexico State, all hope is eliminated that they may do so against upcoming SEC opponents.
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