Arkansas football: Razorback bowl projections midway through the season

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The Arkansas football team currently holds a record of 4-3, needing just a few more wins to become bowl-eligible. Now that we are entering the second-half of the schedule, we’re starting to think about what bowl game the Arkansas football team might be invited to.

Let’s take a look at some of the bowl games the Arkansas football team is projected to be invited to heading into Week 8 of college football. First up, is a projection from CBS Sports.

1. Music City Bowl: Arkansas football vs Minnesota

Dec. 30 in Nashville, Tenn.

This is a projection from CBS Sports. ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura also agrees with this projection, currently.

If this outcome were to happen, we should call it the Throwback Bowl, because Arkansas and Minnesota met each other at this very site in 2002. That’s right, the 2002 Music City Bowl was a battle between the Razorbacks and the Golden Gophers. The Hogs, lead by Head Coach Houston Nutt, fell to Minnesota 14-29 in this game 19 years ago.

This could be an interesting game, depending on how Minnesota finishes the season. They have wins against Purdue and Nebraska, but lost to Bowling Green earlier in the season.

2. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Arkansas football vs Texas Tech

Dec. 28 in Memphis, Tenn. 

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach currently projects the Arkansas football team to participate in the Liberty Bowl.

This would be a really nice option for Razorback fans, as it’s one of the shortest drives to a bowl game. Additionally, the Hogs are familiar with the Liberty Bowl, making five appearances in that bowl game since 1934.

Seeing the Arkansas football team take on the Red Raiders could bring up some fond memories for many fans, as the Hogs played Texas Tech annually from 1957-1991.

The last time these two teams played was 2015 in Fayetteville, when Texas Tech beat Arkansas 24-35. This season, Texas Tech has impressive wins over Houston and West Virginia.

Arkansas is scheduled to meet the Red Raiders Sept. 14, 2030. So whether or not this game happens, we’ll see Texas Tech down the road.