Arkansas and Colorado State will revive a non-conference series that has not been played since 1990 when the two schools meet in Arkansas in 2019.
The two schools from the SEC and Mountain West Conference announced a future football game to be played on September 14, 2019 at Arkansas in addition to a men’s basketball home-and-home series that will be played in the two years prior.
“We are very excited to add Colorado State to our 2019 schedule,” Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema said in a released statement. “Adding an opponent like Colorado State enhances our already-challenging schedule. It’ll be a fun and competitive schedule that will give our great fans in the state of Arkansas a lot of good home games.”
Arkansas is scheduled to open the 2019 season at home against Michigan from the Big Ten, thus meeting the SEC non-conference scheduling requirement. The addition of Colorado State is the only other non-conference game currently lined up for 2019, which leaves two more vacancies to fill. Colorado State will open the 2019 season against another power conference opponent when it faces in-state rival Colorado from the Pac-12 in Denver. Colorado State also has future games against SEC opponents lined up for 2017 (at Alabama) and 2018 (at Florida, as part of the Jim McElwain buyout agreement).
Arkansas leads the all-time series between the two schools, 3-0, with wins in 1974, 1979 and 1990.