Arkansas Razorbacks Football Schedule in 2014
The Arkansas Razorbacks are ready to rip into some of the best teams
in college football as they vie for one of the top spots in the SEC standings. The Razorbacks are coming off a 2013 season
in which they struggled to rack up the victories and failed to net a single win in conference play. The Razorbacks play in
the SEC, generally accepted as the top football conference in the country on an annual basis. Arkansas fans are hopeful for
2014, though, especially after seeing the Razorbacks in spring action. The team has made it a priority on the defensive side
of the ball to force more turnovers, as the team only forced 14 all of last season. An improvement in that area could have
the Razorbacks shooting up the standings in no time at all. One thing that is clear after spring ball is that the team has
three capable running backs that the Razorbacks will unleash on opponents this season. It's not going to be easy to rise in
the ranks of such a difficult conference, but the Razorbacks are ready to give it their all in each and every home game this
Arkansas will have to step up their game on October 11th when the Alabama Crimson Tide come to town. The Tide
have one of the best programs in college football, and it's never easy to get a win from them. With top head coach Nick Saban
leading this team, the Tide reload quickly even when they lost some of the best players to graduation and the National Football
League. The Razorbacks will have to execute on offense to penetrate what is normally a stout Alabama defensive unit. A victory
against the Tide would be a huge confidence boost for the Razorbacks, and loads of fans will be on hand to see how this game
Another tough team coming into Razorback Stadium this season is the LSU Tigers, who will hit the field there
on November 15th. The Tigers always have one of the most talented teams in the SEC, and 2014 should be no different. It will
be difficult for the Razorbacks to match the Tigers from a talent standpoint, so execution and efficiency will be key in this
matchup. This should be one of the best games of the season at Razorback Stadium.
Arkansas Razorbacks 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. 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 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.
The 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.
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.
Heading out to see a college football game in person is always a
thrilling experience, especially when it features a top program like the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Razorbacks always have one
of the most talented teams in the country, and that makes for some exciting football action for the fans to enjoy. Join the
hordes of fans to pack into the stands at an Arkansas home game this season and see why so many people love to get out to
the game in person.
Arkansas Razorbacks Football Trivia
Did you know that the Razorbacks were not the
only team in the SEC to lose all of their conference games in 2013?
That's right; the Kentucky Wildcats experienced
the same difficulties as the Razorbacks in that department. It really goes to show just how tough the SEC is. The Razorbacks
are ready to rebound in 2014.
Arkansas Razorbacks Football Fans
The Arkansas Razorbacks have some of the
best fans in college football, and those fans love a good rivalry. 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.