Who's Playing

Rice @ Arkansas

Last Season Records: Arkansas 3-7; Rice 2-3

What to Know

The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Rice Owls will face off at 2 p.m. ET Sept. 4 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium to kick off their 2021 seasons. Last year was nothing to brag about for Arkansas (3-7), so the team is looking forward to a new start. Rice struggled last season, too, ending up 2-3.

A couple last-season stats to keep an eye on: The Razorbacks snagged 13 interceptions last year, the 13th most (top 10%) in the nation. But the Owls collected two interceptions, good for fifth in the the nation. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.

Arkansas has the odds in their favor, so they'll need to guard against complacency. A win is hardly a sure thing, especially this early in the season, so expect a good game.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium -- Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00


The Razorbacks are a big 19.5-point favorite against the Owls, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Razorbacks as a 20-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.