Would it surprise you to learn that the Arkansas football program has never played more than one-third of the current FBS programs in its long history of football?
The Razorbacks football program has been around for more than a century, with much of that history coming in the Southwest Conference until joining the SEC back in 1992. They’ve been a power conference type of program for their entire history and have played a laundry list of impactful football games.
While certainly not one of the best programs in the current SEC, Arkansas has a long history. However, football schedules only consist of twelve games, with many of those games against in-conference opponents.
As a result, there’s a long list of current FBS teams that Arkansas just has never faced in their history. In total, there are 52 programs that haven’t played the Razorbacks in football and we’re going to go through them all.
Arkansas football vs Independents
As for the current independents, there are four of them that Arkansas has never played, but that’ll change very soon. They’ve never played recent independents UConn or UMass nor Army, a team that’s been an independent program for decades.
The final team on the list is Notre Dame, which has generally been a power in football, but it’s also a name that won’t stay there for long. The Razorbacks will host Notre Dame in 2025 and take their name off this list; it should be a pretty exciting matchup in Fayetteville.
Arkansas football vs Big 12 & SEC
Arkansas used to be in the SWC with a swath of current Big 12 programs and has been a member of the SEC for more than three decades. As a result, there’s only one current member of those two conferences that they’ve never played.
West Virginia has yet to find their way onto Arkansas’s schedule, though perhaps they’ll get their chance in a bowl game or other type of matchup one day. The other conferences have much more expansive lists.