LSU Tigers Return to The Hill After 20 Years
Since 1994, LSU and Arkansas have traveled between Little Rock and Baton Rouge, La., to play football. Before this tradition, however, LSU visited Fayetteville to challenge Arkansas.
LSU played against the Razorbacks in Fayetteville for the last time in 1992. In this matchup, the Hogs dominated the game and won 30-6.
The Razorbacks joined the Southeastern Conference in 1991, making the 1992 game the first and only time the Razorbacks played LSU in Fayetteville while in the same conference. This also marked the first of the annual matchups of the two teams.
Going into the game, the Hogs had a poor season with a 2-7-1 record, 2-4-1 in the SEC. LSU maintained a similarly bad 2-8 season, 1-7 in the SEC prior to their last loss of the season to UA.
This season was the same season Arkansas lost to The Citadel in their first game of the year. Upon the loss, head coach Jack Crowe was fired and the UA promoted defensive coordinator Joe Kines to be the interim head coach for the season.
One advantage of the Hogs playing LSU in Fayetteville in 2012 is the larger number of spectators who are able to fit in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
However, at 3:00 p.m., Nov. 27, 1992, 32,721 people attended the rivalry game — the lowest attendance of the season, including War Memorial Stadium games. Razorback Stadium of 1992 held 52,680 at maximum capacity.
There is chance that attendance for the upcoming game could be equally dismal.
ESPN broadcast the game as the only ESPN broadcast for Arkansas football that year.