Nov 3, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks defensive tackle Bryan Jones (54) celebrates after recovering a fumble in the closing minutes against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas defeated Tulsa 19-15. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

College Football: Arkansas Schedules University of Michigan

Fayetteville, Ark. – When naysayers try to rip SEC teams for an easy non-conference college football schedules few can knock the efforts the University of Arkansas has made over the last decade to schedule quality opponents.

On Tuesday the University of Arkansas announced the Razorbacks will face the University of Michigan in a home-and-home series starting in 2018. The first of the two games are scheduled to be played in Ann Arbor, Mich.; further promoting the fact the Hogs are ready to face tough teams outside of the SEC.

When the Wolverines come to Fayetteville in 2019 they will be the first Big Ten college football team to play in Fayetteville in the school’s history.

The Razorbacks have gone outside of the conference to play quality teams in the past 10 years during the regular season playing:

Boise State and South Florida (2002)

Texas (2004)

USC (2005)

USC (2006)

Texas (2007)

Texas A&M (2009)

Texas A&M (2010)

Texas A&M (2011)

Rutgers (2012)


Arkansas has only played Michigan one previous time losing to the Wolverines in the 1999 Citrus Bowl 45-31 at the end of the 1998 college football season.

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