Hogs’ season opener kickoff time, TV network set, plus four other games

Arkansas’ season opener against Georgia will kick off at 3 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Razorback Stadium on the SEC Network, according to an announcement Tuesday.

The Southeastern Conference has announced kickoff times and TV networks for five games on the 2020 Arkansas football schedule.

The Bulldogs are making their first trip to Fayetteville since 2009.

Arkansas’ week two matchup at Mississippi State on Saturday, Oct. 3, will be on SEC Network Alternate. The Razorbacks and Bulldogs will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and meet for the 29th-straight season.

The Saturday, Oct. 17, week four home matchup against Ole Miss will take place at 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. on SEC Network or SEC Network Alternate or another ESPN platform.

The Razorbacks have won four of the last six matchups against the Rebels and will feature a matchup of first-year head coaches in Arkansas’ Sam Pittman and Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin.

Arkansas will travel to Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 31, for its week five matchup which will air on SEC Network. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. in the first on-campus meeting between the two schools since 2013 when the Aggies visited Fayetteville.

Tennessee makes the trip to Fayetteville for the first time since 2011 on Saturday, Nov. 7 for a 6:30 p.m. week six showdown that will air on ESPN or SEC Network.

The Hogs have won two of the last three games in the series.

For any games not chosen before the start of the season, the normal 12 or six-day selection process will be used during the season.

The 2020 SEC football season will be comprised of a 10-game Conference-only schedule and the SEC Football Championship Game will be played December 19 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, rescheduled from the original date of December 5.

The schedule will include one mid-season open date for each school and an open date on December 12 for all schools.

Kickoff and television arrangements to date:
* Home games in bold

Sept. 26: Georgia (SEC Network), 3 p.m.
Oct. 3: at Mississippi State (SEC Network Alternate), 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 10: at Auburn (TBA), TBA
Oct. 17: Ole Miss (SEC Network or SEC Network Alternate or ESPN platform ), 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.
Oct. 31: at Texas A&M (SEC Network), 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 7: Tennessee (ESPN or SEC Network), 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 14: at Florida (TBA), TBA
Nov. 21: LSU (TBA), TBA
Nov. 28: at Missouri (TBA), TBA
Dec. 5: Alabama (TBA), TBA

Information from Arkansas Communications is included in this story.