Game time for Arkansas set for night kickoff

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn would not take a stance on the new targeting rule. (Todd Van Emst/Auburn athletics

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn will face Bret Bielema and Arkansas on Nov. 2. (Todd Van Emst/Auburn athletics

AUBURN — The Tigers will play their next SEC game at Arkansas at either 5 or 6 p.m. CT on Nov. 2, the SEC announced Monday. The game will be televised on either ESPN or ESPN2, at 6 or 5 respectively, as ESPN decides when to show Auburn-Arkansas and Tennessee at Missouri.

Auburn (6-1, 3-1) upset Texas A&M 45-41 on Saturday and catapulted all the way to No. 11 in the AP Poll and is ranked No. 11 in the first BCS Standings this season.

The meeting with Arkansas (3-5, 0-4) is the first between Auburn coach Gus Malzahn and Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema, who had a harsh back-and-forth exchange during press conferences at SEC Media Days regarding up-tempo offenses in college football. Malzahn’s hurry-up, no-huddle offense drew the ire of Bielema, who said Arkansas will play “normal American football.”

Arkansas lost 52-0 to Alabama on Saturday and has been outscored 104-7 the last two weeks. The Razorbacks are off this week.

Auburn hosts Florida Atlantic at 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday in a game televised on FSN.