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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas defenders line up for a play against North Texas on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Fayetteville. - Photo by Ben Goff

— Dates were finalized Tuesday for Arkansas' football games in 2019.

The Razorbacks will play several teams at points different in the season than has become custom. Notably, the game at Ole Miss will be played Week 2 on Sept. 7, the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

The Ole Miss game has been played in October or November every year since Arkansas entered the SEC in 1992. The Razorbacks will play Mississippi State on Nov. 2, about three weeks earlier than normal, and will play LSU in the next-to-last game of the regular season, a week that has been reserved for the Razorbacks' game against Mississippi State most years.

All four of Arkansas' non-conference games - against Portland State, Colorado State, San Jose State and Western Kentucky - will be played in Fayetteville. Other on-campus home games are against Auburn and Mississippi State.

The Missouri game is set for Nov. 30 in Little Rock, the first of three matchups between the Razorbacks and Tigers at War Memorial Stadium between 2019-23. The Arkansas-Missouri game has been rescheduled to be played on Black Friday each year since 2014, but a determination whether to move the 2019 game to that day won't be made until sometime next spring.

The Razorbacks will play Kentucky from the SEC East and travel to Lexington, Ky., for the first time since a 21-20 loss in 2008. Other road games will be at Alabama, Ole Miss and LSU.

There are two open dates in 2019 and 2020 because of the number of Saturdays between Labor Day Weekend and the first weekend of December. Arkansas has not had two open dates in a season since 2014.

2019 Arkansas Football Schedule

Aug. 31 - Portland State

Sept. 7 - at Ole Miss

Sept. 14 - Colorado State

Sept. 21 - San Jose State

Sept. 28 - vs. Texas A&M (Arlington, Texas)

Oct. 12 - at Kentucky

Oct. 19 - Auburn

Oct. 26 - at Alabama

Nov. 2 - Mississippi State

Nov. 9 - Western Kentucky

Nov. 23 - at LSU

Nov. 30 - Missouri (Little Rock)


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  • MaxCady
    September 18, 2018 at 1:58 p.m.

    Too bad they're still playing all those SEC teams!!

  • JakeTidmore
    September 18, 2018 at 2:13 p.m.

    There's gotta be some Jr College and HS teams looking for an easy million bucks for their program. And it would be an innovative way to recruit.
    And if the team can beat the Hogs, then that ought to be grounds to offer a free scholarship to their most outstanding athlete(s). Helluva enticement, dontcha think?!

  • JiminyC56
    September 18, 2018 at 2:27 p.m.


  • MaxCady
    September 18, 2018 at 3:20 p.m.

    Oh, don't you know the 2019 recruits are going to turn this thing around!!

  • Delta2
    September 18, 2018 at 4:40 p.m.

    Shouldn't next year's conference games be against Sun Belt teams? No, wait, then they'd have to play ASU, so make that Conference USA. Oh, wait...

  • mrcharles
    September 18, 2018 at 5:03 p.m.

    How about Lyon college and Incarnate Word and Southern nazerene, so we can go 3 and 9.

    Kudos to the boo birds at the game with all the recruits there. Nothing like arkansas reasoning to solve a problem by making it worse when recruits say is this what I have to look forward to. Yet the boo birds have the right to boo and/or walk into 5 o'clock traffic at their option.

  • nolan1
    September 18, 2018 at 5:05 p.m.

    Really sick of Arkansas constantly playing "give me games". How beck can ever winning a national championship be worth with 4 high school level games. So, again, in 2019, we go 4-0, and people are happy. Come on Hogs, schedule some tough games and perhaps we will deserve bowl games, etc. It seems padding the schedule has and will continue to be get "us in a bowl" game..

  • nolan1
    September 18, 2018 at 5:12 p.m.

    Whew, I need to proofread before posting. Hate these auto correct spelling on mobile devices:)
    Anyway just had to get that rant out system. Rather lose to quality competition than win against such unknown small schools. As said before, don't need a 3.5 million + coach to win those games. I hope Chad changes schedule some after he rebuilds the Hogs!

  • MaxCady
    September 18, 2018 at 7:37 p.m.

    Oh no, Portland State had 134 total points scored against them in their first two games!! They don't come any creamier than that cupcake!

  • JakeTidmore
    September 18, 2018 at 8:34 p.m.

    It is embarrassing to get a cupcake and wind up with icing all over your face.