Arkansas Razorbacks Football Schedule
When it comes to NCAA football, you might instantly think of the Southeastern
Conference as the quintessential college football conference. The SEC is one of the most dominant conferences in college football,
boasting some of the hottest teams in the league with several players going onto NFL stardom after their days playing for
these teams. SEC powerhouses include the Arkansas Razorbacks, which have been part of the conference since 1992. The Razorbacks'
primary stadium the Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium seats 80,000 at capacity, which should say a little something about
how many football fans head to the stadium for Arkansas home games. The Razorbacks football schedule is always packed full
of huge matchups against SEC competitors, and games against rivals like the LSU Tigers and Ole Miss Rebels bring sold-out
crowds to the grandstands for memorable matchups.
Arkansas Razorbacks Football Conference
Conference of NCAA football is part of the FBS, and the Arkansas Razorbacks are part of the conference's Western Division,
where they take on red-hot SEC teams like the Auburn Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, Ole Miss Rebels, LSU Tigers, Mississippi
State Bulldogs and Texas A&M Aggies. Teams in the Eastern Division of the SEC include even more powerhouse teams, including
the Georgia Bulldogs, Tennessee Vols, Vanderbilt Commodores, Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats, South Carolina Gamecocks and
Missouri Tigers. Even despite having to play these top notch football teams all season long, the Razorbacks have still pulled
out all kinds of big wins over the last several decades, and the team is considered one of the winningest teams in NCAA football.
Prior to their involvement in the SEC, the Razorbacks were part of the original Southwest Conference in 1915, and Arkansas
joined the SEC in 1992.
Arkansas Razorbacks Football Rivalries
The Arkansas Razorbacks have several big
rivals in the SEC, including the LSU Tigers. Ever since the Razorbacks' induction into the SEC in 1992, the Razorbacks and
Tigers have seen a huge rivalry, and the teams even play each other every year on the day after Thanksgiving in a nationally
televised game for the Golden Boot. Arkansas has also seen a big rival in the Texas A&M Aggies, even despite the teams
playing in different conferences for a while in the 2000s. The Razorbacks also play the Ole Miss Rebels with regularity, and
the SEC rivals bring all kinds of college football fans in the South to the field for some big football action. The Texas
Longhorns are another rival of the Arkansas Razorbacks, although fans can argue that any team in the SEC is a rival of every
other SEC competitor.
Arkansas Razorbacks Football Tournament History
The Arkansas Razorbacks are no stranger
to conference championships and bowl games, as the dominant team has been a big competitor in postseason action over the last
several decades. The Razorbacks have 13 conference titles to date, with all of them in the Southwest Conference and mostly
while under the leadership of head coach Frank Broyles, with conference wins in 1936, 1946, 1954, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964,
1965, 1968, 1975, 1979, 1988 and 1989. Broyles was also the Arkansas head coach when the Razorbacks won the national title
in 1964, beating Nebraska 10-7 in the Cotton Bowl Classic. The Razorbacks have yet to win a SEC title, although they are a
constant threat in whatever bowl game they end up in at the end of the season. Bowl games you can expect the Razorbacks to
play in include the Sugar Bowl, Capital One Bowl, Outback Bowl, Cotton Bowl Classic, Chick-fil-A Bowl, Gator Bowl, Liberty
Bowl, Music City Bowl, BBVA Compass Bowl and Independence Bowl.
Arkansas Razorbacks Football NFL Players
Arkansas Razorbacks haven't seen any Heisman Trophy winners through the ranks of the team thus far, but that doesn't mean
they haven't produced some solid players over the last several decades. The Razorbacks can expect to send more than a few
players to the NFL after every season, and some of the most prolific pro football players have come out of Arkansas. Former
Arkansas players and coaches to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame to date include Billy Joe Moody, Lou Holtz,
Wayne Harris, Billy Ray Smith, Jr., Chuck Dicus, Bowden Wyatt, Lloyd Phillips, Lance Alworth, Frank Broyles, Francis Schmidt,
Clyde Scott, Wear Schoonover and Hugo Bezdek. Dan Hampton and Lance Alworth have also been inducted into the Pro Football
Hall of Fame. Razorbacks to play in the NFL include big names like Clyde Scott, John Hoffman, Fred Williams, Lew Carpenter,
Gary Nesbitt, Donnie Stone, Lance Alworth, Glen Ray Hines, Dave Reavis, R.C. Thielemann, Dennis Winston, Steve Atwater, Tony
Ugoh, Darren McFadden, Peyton Hillis, Felix Jones, DeMarcus Love, Cobi Hamilton and Jarius Wright, among several others. The
Razorbacks have sent more than 250 players (and counting) into the NFL Draft, proving they have been a powerhouse team for
decades and won't stop pumping out solid players in their football program.