Catalon FB

Freshman safety Jalen Catalon returns an interception in the Razorbacks’ final game of the 2020 season. Catalon emerged as a leader of the Arkansas defense in 2020, amassing three interceptions, two forced fumbles and 89 total tackles.

The Arkansas Razorbacks announced their schedule for the 2021 football season Wednesday afternoon. Arkansas will play six games at home, four on the road, one in Arlington, Texas, and one in War Memorial Stadium.

The Hogs will play four non-conference games, with the first two being against former Southwest Conference rivals, the Rice Owls and the Texas Longhorns.

The Longhorns have not played in Fayetteville since 2004. Texas leads the all-time series 56-22, but the Razorbacks have won three of five meetings since moving to the Southeastern Conference.

The Razorbacks will be taking on the Georgia Southern Eagles from the Sun Belt Conference on Sept. 18 and the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions from the Southwestern Athletic Conference on Oct. 23.

It will be the first time since 1944 that Arkansas will play an in-state school. Arkansas is also set to play UAPB in 2024 as the home opener.

Arkansas and the Texas A&M Aggies will face off at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Sept. 25, renewing the neutral site tradition for the Southwest Classic.

Along with the annual game against Mizzou, the Hogs’ other SEC East opponent will be the Georgia Bulldogs on Oct. 2 in Athens, Georgia.

The Razorbacks went 3-7 last season under head coach Sam Pittman in his first year. The Hogs were selected to go to the Mercari Texas Bowl against the TCU Horned Frogs, but the game was canceled due to COVID-19 complications at TCU.

“We’re going to launch our football season ticket campaign in late February, early March,” Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek said, “with the anticipation of having full capacity at Razorback Stadium.”

2021 Arkansas Football Schedule

Sept. 4: Rice

Sept. 11: Texas

Sept. 18: Georgia Southern

Sept. 25: Texas A&M (Arlington, Texas)

Oct. 2: at Georgia

Oct. 9: at Ole Miss

Oct. 16: Auburn

Oct. 23: Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Nov. 6: Mississippi State

Nov. 13: at LSU

Nov. 20: at Alabama

Nov. 27: Missouri (Little Rock)

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