FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas will host conference division rival Ole Miss in football on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, it was announced today by Razorback Athletics. The game will be part of the 70th anniversary season of War Memorial Stadium, which opened in 1948.
The 2018 Arkansas football schedule had been released previously, but without the designation of the game to be played in Little Rock. Overall, it will mark the 16th time the Razorbacks and Rebels have met in Little Rock, including the first time since 2012.
The game will mark the 110th anniversary of the initial meeting between Arkansas and Ole Miss on the football field. Arkansas won a 33-0 decision in 1908 in a game played in Fayetteville. The teams met for the first time in Little Rock in 1913 and have played at War Memorial Stadium two previous times (1992, 2012) since Arkansas entered the SEC in time for the 1992 football season. Arkansas leads the overall series 36-27-1, including a 38-37 win over Ole Miss in Oxford earlier this season.
“We look forward to our return to Central Arkansas to take on Ole Miss at War Memorial Stadium in October 2018,” Interim Athletics Director Julie Cromer Peoples said. “I know Razorback fans will be excited and ready to cheer on our team in a key Southeastern Conference Western Division matchup. Arkansas and Ole Miss first met on the football field more than a century ago and we look forward to the next chapter in this rivalry, in a venue that has hosted so many important games in this series.”
“We are thrilled to have an SEC game back at War Memorial next fall, especially one that pits the Razorbacks against Ole Miss,” Arkansas Director of Parks and Tourism Kane Webb said. “Given the tradition and decades-long rivalry the Hogs have had with the Rebels, including some great games in Little Rock, it’s a fitting match-up as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the stadium. I look forward to a festive atmosphere, a great turnout, and a great time in the capital city.”
“I am both excited and grateful that the leadership of the University of Arkansas has chosen our longtime rival Ole Miss as the game at War Memorial Stadium in 2018,” War Memorial Stadium Commission Chairman Kevin Crass said. “As we celebrate the 70th year of the stadium, we need the fans in this part of the state to support the Hogs by assuring a sellout.”