TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Watch No. 1 Alabama battle with Arkansas State in its first home game of the season, live on ESPN2 with WatchESPN providing live online digital platform streaming.
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Kick-off time from the Bryant-Denny Stadium, here in Tuscaloosa, is set for 3:30 PM ET. Kevin Brown and Andre Ware will be calling the action from the booth and Alex Corddry working on the sidelines. LISTEN | LIVE STATS | TUNEIN
Alabama opened the season with a commanding 51-14 rout of Louisville last Saturday night in Orlando, and the college football experts are backing the defending College Football Playoff champion to make a similar light weight of Arkansas State at home.
In fact, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the Crimson Tide have a 98.6 percent chance to win against the Red Wolves, who were also victorious in Week 1.
Bama’s coach Nick Saban has insisted that he will continue to use both his star quarterbacks, Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts, but it is clear to everyone who is his first choice.
Tagovailoa started against Louisville last week and was brilliant so it is clear for everyone to see that the once second string has officially taken the job from Hurts.
Tagovailoa, the College Football Playoff hero last season, threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third in his first college start last week.
Meanwhile, Arkansas State ran away with an easy 48-21 victory over Southeast Missouri State in Week 1 on Saturday night.
In that victory, Justice Hansen threw three of his six touchdown passes in the third quarter as the Red Wolves blew the game open in the second half to stroll to the simple win.
The Crimson Tide and Arkansas State will be meeting for the third time in history this weekend with Bama winning the previous two meetings, which also took place in Tuscaloosa in 1982 and 2008.
Alabama comes into Saturday’s game with an all-time record of 259-53-3 at Bryant-Denny Stadium, which ranks No. 1 among Power 5 conference teams.