South Carolina is just beginning its much-needed bye week but it now knows the time for its next kickoff. The Gamecocks (7-2, 5-2) will host Arkansas at noon on November 10 at Williams-Brice Stadium with the game to be televised on CBS.
Ranked No. 8 in the latest BCS standings released last night, South Carolina has one of its team goals on the line against the Razorbacks. The team sets a goal each year of winning all its home games and Arkansas, along with Wofford the following week, is one of the last obstacles in the way of that goal.
The Razorbacks (3-5, 2-3) have three straight victories over Steve Spurrier and his Gamecocks squad. Arkansas, a preseason top-10 team, was pummeled early in the year dropping four of its first five games.
Since then, head coach John L. Smith seemed to have righted the ship a bit with wins over SEC cellar-dwellers Auburn and Kentucky. A last-second loss to Ole Miss last weekend kept the Hogs below .500 with a home date this weekend against Tulsa on the horizon.
Bowl chances look bleak for Arkansas, which finishes the season against No. 8 South Carolina, No. 15 Mississippi State, and No. 5 LSU.
The university is sponsoring a birthday celebration for running back Marcus Lattimore at 5 p.m. on The Horseshoe, the heart of campus. Spurrier and several members of the football team are scheduled to speak. The team has the day off from practice and will return to the field to practice Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. The team will have the weekend off.
Full November 10 schedule
Arkansas at South Carolina (12 p.m.) [CBS Sports]
Missouri at Tennessee (12:21 p.m. ET) [SEC Network]
Louisiana-Lafayette at Florida (12:21 p.m. ET) [SEC Network]
Georgia at Auburn (7 p.m. ET) [ESPN2]
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss (7 p.m. ET) [ESPNU]
Texas A&M at Alabama (3:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. CT OR between 7 – 7:45 p.m. ET) [CBS Sports or ESPN]
Mississippi State at LSU (3:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. CT OR between 7 – 7:45 p.m. ET) [CBS Sports or ESPN]