FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas will take on eight teams that played in bowl games last season, including defending national champion LSU and arch rival Texas, in Coach Bobby Petrino’s inaugural season with the Razorbacks.
The 2008 slate includes seven in-state games with five scheduled for Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville and two scheduled for War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Arkansas will host Alabama (Sept. 20), Florida (Oct. 4) and Ole Miss (Oct. 25) on campus in Southeastern Conference play. Little Rock will once again host the “Battle for the Boot” between Arkansas and LSU (Nov. 29).
The Razorbacks’ non-conference schedule is highlighted by a renewed series with former Southwest Conference rival Texas. Arkansas will play the first game in a two-year series at Austin on Sept. 13. The two teams last played in 2004 in Fayetteville.
Arkansas will also play another familiar foe in non-conference action. The Hogs will host Tulsa (Nov. 1) in Fayetteville for the first time since 2003. The matchup will mark the 70th meeting between Arkansas and Tulsa on the gridiron.
2008 ARKANSAS RAZORBACK FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT SITE
Aug. 30 Western IllinoisFayetteville, Ark.
Sept. 6 Louisiana-MonroeLittle Rock, Ark.
Sept. 13 at Texas Austin, Texas
Sept. 20 Alabama* Fayetteville, Ark.
Sept. 27 Open
Oct. 4 Florida* Fayetteville, Ark.
Oct. 11 at Auburn* Auburn, Ala.
Oct. 18 at Kentucky* Lexington, Ky.
Oct. 25 Ole Miss* Fayetteville, Ark.
Nov. 1Tulsa Fayetteville, Ark.
Nov. 8 at South Carolina* Columbia, S.C.
Nov. 15 Open
Nov. 22 at Mississippi State* Starkville, Miss.
Nov. 29 LSU* Little Rock, Ark.
In-State Games in BOLD
* – Southeastern Conference games
All Times TBA