FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the second time in school history the Arkansas football team has accepted a bid to play in the Capital One Bowl.
The No. 12 Razorbacks will take on the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers out of the Big Ten atNoon (CT) on Jan. 1, 2007, at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The game will be televised nationally on ABC in high definition.
The Hogs’ last appearance in the Capitol One Bowl came following the 1998 season. Arkansas took on Michigan on Jan. 1, 1999, in front of 63,584 fans with the Wolverines pulling out a 45-31 win.
The Razorbacks enter the game ranked 12th nationally with a 10-3 record. The Hogs won the SEC Western Division outright with a 7-1 conference record. UA reeled off 10 consecutive wins and boast two 1,000 rushers in Heisman candidate Darren McFadden and Felix Jones.
It will be the seventh bowl trip for Nutt in his nine years at the reigns of the Arkansas program. The seven bowl trips since 1998 are tied for the most among all SEC West teams during that time.
Beginning with the Citrus Bowl in 1999, the Razorbacks have made two appearances in the Cotton Bowl (2000 and 2002), one trip to the Las Vegas Bowl (2000), the Music City Bowl (2002) and the Independence Bowl (2003).
The meeting between the Razorbacks and Badgers will be the first in 94 years and just the second overall. The Hogs traveled to Madison, Wis., during the 1912 season and dropped a 64-7 decision to UW.
All preordered tickets to the Capital One Bowl will be honored. Remaining tickets will be available beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, on Hogwired.com. Tickets are $75.
Student tickets to the Capital One Bowl will be sold Monday, Dec. 11, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Razorback Ticket Office. Students may bring up to 10 IDs to purchase tickets. An ID is required for every ticket purchased. Cash or check preferred.