Battle Line Rivalry, Battle of the Ozarks. ARMOgeddon. Whatever you call the Arkansas/Mizzou game, it’s happening the day after Thanksgiving again. The game will be on CBS in the 1:30 p.m. CT time slot per usual as well.
Arkansas at Missouri has been moved up a day to Friday Nov. 23. Will be televised on CBS w/2:30 p.m. ET kickoff— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 2, 2018
The two have played every year since 2014 in this time slot. Last year, the final game in the Bret Bielema era, was a shootout that Arkansas fell short in 48-45. Before that Arkansas was accustomed to playing LSU on this day. Arkansas has always been up for taking advantage of this time to get a network TV slot on a day with much fewer games. A move that had more meaning before today’s current TV landscape in college football, but still gives the Hogs a game the whole college football nation can turn into.
The continuation of this move will almost certainly last into the current contract agreement of Missouri games in Little Rock, meaning the Friday after Thanksgiving games will either be in Columbia, or Little Rock. None in Fayetteville.