Razorbacks' 2019 football schedule finalized


Photographs by Ben Goff

Arkansas defenders line up for a play against North Texas on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Fayetteville.

— Dates were finalized Tuesday for Arkansas' football games in 2019.

The Razorbacks will play several teams at points different in the season than has become custom. Notably, the game at Ole Miss will be played Week 2 on Sept. 7, the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

The Ole Miss game has been played in October or November every year since Arkansas entered the SEC in 1992. The Razorbacks will play Mississippi State on Nov. 2, about three weeks earlier than normal, and will play LSU in the next-to-last game of the regular season, a week that has been reserved for the Razorbacks' game against Mississippi State most years.

All four of Arkansas' non-conference games - against Portland State, Colorado State, San Jose State and Western Kentucky - will be played in Fayetteville. Other on-campus home games are against Auburn and Mississippi State.

The Missouri game is set for Nov. 30 in Little Rock, the first of three matchups between the Razorbacks and Tigers at War Memorial Stadium between 2019-23. The Arkansas-Missouri game has been rescheduled to be played on Black Friday each year since 2014, but a determination whether to move the 2019 game to that day won't be made until sometime next spring.

The Razorbacks will play Kentucky from the SEC East and travel to Lexington, Ky., for the first time since a 21-20 loss in 2008. Other road games will be at Alabama, Ole Miss and LSU.

There are two open dates in 2019 and 2020 because of the number of Saturdays between Labor Day Weekend and the first weekend of December. Arkansas has not had two open dates in a season since 2014.

2019 Arkansas Football Schedule

Aug. 31 - Portland State

Sept. 7 - at Ole Miss

Sept. 14 - Colorado State

Sept. 21 - San Jose State

Sept. 28 - vs. Texas A&M (Arlington, Texas)

Oct. 12 - at Kentucky

Oct. 19 - Auburn

Oct. 26 - at Alabama

Nov. 2 - Mississippi State

Nov. 9 - Western Kentucky

Nov. 23 - at LSU

Nov. 30 - Missouri (Little Rock)


MaxCady says...

Too bad they're still playing all those SEC teams!!

Posted 18 September 2018, 1:58 p.m. Suggest removal

JakeTidmore says...

There's gotta be some Jr College and HS teams looking for an easy million bucks for their program. And it would be an innovative way to recruit.
And if the team can beat the Hogs, then that ought to be grounds to offer a free scholarship to their most outstanding athlete(s). Helluva enticement, dontcha think?!

Posted 18 September 2018, 2:13 p.m. Suggest removal

JiminyC56 says...


Posted 18 September 2018, 2:27 p.m. Suggest removal

MaxCady says...

Oh, don't you know the 2019 recruits are going to turn this thing around!!

Posted 18 September 2018, 3:20 p.m. Suggest removal

Delta2 says...

Shouldn't next year's conference games be against Sun Belt teams? No, wait, then they'd have to play ASU, so make that Conference USA. Oh, wait...

Posted 18 September 2018, 4:40 p.m. Suggest removal

mrcharles says...

How about Lyon college and Incarnate Word and Southern nazerene, so we can go 3 and 9.

Kudos to the boo birds at the game with all the recruits there. Nothing like arkansas reasoning to solve a problem by making it worse when recruits say is this what I have to look forward to. Yet the boo birds have the right to boo and/or walk into 5 o'clock traffic at their option.

Posted 18 September 2018, 5:03 p.m. Suggest removal

nolan1 says...

Really sick of Arkansas constantly playing "give me games". How beck can ever winning a national championship be worth with 4 high school level games. So, again, in 2019, we go 4-0, and people are happy. Come on Hogs, schedule some tough games and perhaps we will deserve bowl games, etc. It seems padding the schedule has and will continue to be get "us in a bowl" game..

Posted 18 September 2018, 5:05 p.m. Suggest removal

nolan1 says...

Whew, I need to proofread before posting. Hate these auto correct spelling on mobile devices:)
Anyway just had to get that rant out system. Rather lose to quality competition than win against such unknown small schools. As said before, don't need a 3.5 million + coach to win those games. I hope Chad changes schedule some after he rebuilds the Hogs!

Posted 18 September 2018, 5:12 p.m. Suggest removal

MaxCady says...

Oh no, Portland State had 134 total points scored against them in their first two games!! They don't come any creamier than that cupcake!

Posted 18 September 2018, 7:37 p.m. Suggest removal

JakeTidmore says...

It is embarrassing to get a cupcake and wind up with icing all over your face.

Posted 18 September 2018, 8:34 p.m. Suggest removal

arkateacher54 says...

I prefer the old days when there was some carryover in the schedule from year to year. Now it is fruit basket turnover every season with the order of conference games rearranged by the SEC (and ESPN) and different nobodies on the schedule. I also prefer the old days when we had a decent football program. Maybe some day.....

Posted 18 September 2018, 9:12 p.m. Suggest removal

obbie says...

Being lately from Texas, maybe Coach Morris can book us against a mediocre Texas HS team of his acquaintance.

Posted 18 September 2018, 9:59 p.m. Suggest removal

hurricane46 says...

Portland State?, how about Arkansas State.

Posted 19 September 2018, 9:48 a.m. Suggest removal

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