Auburn football: Game time, TV details announced for Sept. 22 vs. Arkansas

The Auburn football team plays Arkansas in Week 4 at home and we know that the game will be played under the lights at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The SEC announced the Week 4 game times and TV information for SEC games on Monday.

On Sept. 22, Auburn will play Arkansas at either 7 p.m. ET or 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN2 of SEC Network. While that’s not exact, it narrows the options. The final details will be determined after the Sept. 15 games.

Florida and Tennessee have the same designation, so it will get the time and TV slot that Auburn-Arkansas doesn’t get.

No. 7 Auburn plays No. 12 LSU this Saturday. Tennessee plays UTEP and Florida meets Colorado State one week after being bounced from the AP Top 25 when Kentucky snapped a 31-game losing streak against the Gators. Arkansas plays home this week against North Texas.

The Auburn vs. Arkansas game always is a big one for Gus Malzahn, who is a native of the state.

This year, the game features a new coach in Chad Morris at Arkansas. Morris replaced Bret Bielema and is a friend of Malzahn.

Arkansas (1-1) began the season with a win against Eastern Illinois but lost last week to Colorado State, 34-27.

Since Malzahn arrived at Auburn, the Tigers have won 4 of 5 against the Razorbacks, including the last two games.

The last two Auburn wins have been particularly lopsided. The Tigers won 52-20 last season and 56-3 in 2016. The Tigers have scored at least 45 points in every game against the Razorbacks under Malzahn except for a 35-17 victory in his first season as head coach.

The game against Auburn will be the first SEC contest for Morris. It kicks off a string of four consecutive weeks against SEC West teams, including Auburn, Texas A&M (Sept. 29), Alabama (Oct. 6) and Ole Miss (Oct. 13).

Beginning with its game against LSU this week, the Auburn football team has 7 of its next 8 games against SEC opponents.