The Arkansas Razorbacks 2022 football schedule was released on Tuesday and to no surprise it will be another tough one!
Head coach, Sam Pittman, was quoted at the SEC Media Days saying, “..we’re the defending national champions of the toughest schedule…” in 2020. There was plenty of truth as the Hogs was played a 10-game SEC schedule with game against their regular SEC foes plus Georgia and Florida.
According to ESPN’s FPI, the Razorbacks also had the toughest schedule in the nation for 2021. Also, it looks like it’ll be even equally as tough in 2022.
The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Fayetteville on September 3, 2022 for a Labor Day weekend matchup. This is the first time Arkansas will open up against a program of this caliber since the 2014 season when they travelled to Auburn. Also, this will be the first time these respective programs face-off in a football game.
On week two South Carolina makes a return to Fayetteville for the first time since the 2013 season. The Razorbacks lead the series 13-10 but the Gamecocks have won the past three meetings since 2012.
Bobby Petrino will make his return as a head coach to Fayetteville for the first time since his motorcycle wreck on April 1, 2012. He leads his Missouri State Tigers into Razorback Stadium for a week three matchup and we all know that there will be more fans than normal in attendance looking to welcome Petrino back to his old home.
Week four is another “Southwest Classic” rivalry between Arkansas and Texas A&M in Arlington on September 24, 2021.
Arkansas will return home on week five to face Alabama before going on a three game road trip. The Hogs will travel to Mississippi State on October 8th, will visit BYU October 15th (second SEC team to visit Provo, UT.) and they will make a trip to Auburn October 29th after coming off an open date.
The Razorbacks will come back to Fayetteville for a three game home stand to start November. Liberty will make their first trip to Fayetteville on November 5, 2021. The Flame are coached by former Ole Miss Rebel head coach Hugh Freeze who had a 2-3 record against Arkansas. This is also another first time matchup.
LSU (November 12th) and Ole Miss (November 19th) will visit Fayetteville to wrap up the home schedule.
The Hogs then will travel to Arrowhead Stadium for the first time as they face Missouri in the Battle Line Rivalry on November 26, 2022.
What are your thoughts on the schedule? Will it be the toughest in the country again? How will Arkansas fare in 2020? Leave a comment below!
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