Arkansas Razorbacks Statistics
The Arkansas Razorbacks football program represents the University of Arkansas. The team is a member of the Southeastern Conference's Western Division, which is in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. The program has 13 conference championships, 45 All-Americans, and a record of 659-447-40. The Razorbacks are 23rd on college football's all-time winningest programs list. Home games are played at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Razorbacks Football Conference and Tournament Statistics
Arkansas has won 13 Southwest Conference championships but has yet to win a conference championship in the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas has made 3 appearances in the SEC Championship Game as winner of the SEC Western Division, but are 0-3 in those appearances. Arkansas was also the SEC Western Division co-champions in 1998 with Mississippi State, but did not represent the SEC Western Division in the SEC Championship Game. In 2002, Alabama had the best conference record in the west, with a 6-2 record, but they were prohibited by the NCAA from participating in post season activity. Arkansas then emerged to represent the division, being the winner of a three-way tie with Auburn and LSU, both of whom Arkansas had beaten that season.
University of Arkansas Stadiums
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is the primary home stadium for the Razorbacks. The Razorbacks began playing football at Razorback Stadium in 1938. The stadium was dedicated to Donald W. Reynolds in acknowledgment of a $20 million donation to help finance a major expansion.
War Memorial Stadium is the secondary home stadium for the Razorbacks. War Memorial Stadium is located in Little Rock, Arkansas with a seating capacity of 53,727. War Memorial Stadium usually hosts two to three Razorbacks' football games a season, including the Battle for the Golden Boot, when the Razorbacks host the game against LSU. They also play Mississippi State in Little Rock.
Alabama Razorbacks Rivalries
The Razorbacks first played the Ole Miss Rebels in 1908. Arkansas and Mississippi played many times sporadically in the following years, but the two teams played each other annually from 1940-47 and 1952-62. The Razorbacks and Rebels also met twice in the Sugar Bowl, in 1963 and 1970. Since 1981, the two teams have played each other every year. In 2001, Arkansas and Ole Miss had an NCAA record seven-overtime game in Oxford, MS. Arkansas ended up winning, with a final score of 58-56. Ole Miss is also the closest SEC school to Arkansas in terms of distance, and Arkansas has played Ole Miss more total times than any other SEC opponent.
Since joining the Southeastern Conference in 1992, the Razorbacks have developed an intense rivalry with the LSU Tigers. The game is played annually the day after Thanksgiving and is televised on CBS. The winner of the game has taken home the "Golden Boot", which is a 24-karat gold trophy in the shape of the two states, since its creation in 1996.
Recently, the series has come to represent an important game in the SEC Western Division, with either Arkansas or LSU representing the Western Division in the SEC Championship game on several occasions. In 2002, the rivalry gained momentum as the game winner would represent the Western Division of the SEC in the SEC Championship Game. The game (called "Miracle on Markham") was won by Arkansas on a last second touchdown pass by Matt Jones. In 2006, the Tigers snapped the SEC West champion Razorbacks' 10-game winning streak when they were beaten by LSU in Little Rock, 26-31. In 2007, Arkansas stunned top-ranked LSU in triple overtime, 50-48, giving them their first win in Baton Rouge since 1993, and their first victory over a top-ranked team since beating Texas in 1982, winning back the Golden Boot trophy (after 4 consecutive seasons in the hands of LSU) in the process. In 2008, the Razorbacks defended the trophy, winning 31-30 on a last minute touchdown drive. LSU currently leads the series 33-19-2.
Though the Arkansas-Texas Longhorn game has not been regularly played since Arkansas's departure from the Southwest Conference in 1991, the Longhorns are still considered by some to be the Razorbacks' top rival.
Texas A&M Aggies
The Razorbacks first played the Texas A&M Aggies in 1903. From 1934-1991, the two had played annually as Southwest Conference members. The series ceased in 1991, when Arkansas left the SWC to join the Southeastern Conference. On March 10, 2008, officials from both schools announced the revival of the series, which continued on October 3, 2009. The game was played in Cowboys Stadium, and was won by Arkansas. 47-19. The initial agreement between the two schools allows the game to be played for at least 10 years, followed by 5 consecutive, 4-year rollover options, allowing the game to be played for a total of 30 consecutive seasons.
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