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Things won't be getting easier for Hogs with 2022 schedule

Bobby Petrino will be returning to face Arkansas if he's still at Missouri State

Only 25% of the current schedule has been played, but Arkansas has already released the slate of games for next year.

The Razorbacks will host seven home games, including four of the team’s first five, inside Razorback Stadium as part of a competitive 2022 schedule.

The Razorbacks open the slate with a home game against Cincinnati. The Hogs will meet the Bearcats on the football field for the first time in history on Sept. 3 to start a three-game home stand to begin the year.

South Carolina visits Fayetteville the following week (Sept. 10) for the first match-up between the two programs since 2017. Arkansas coach Sam Pittman has a personal connection with South Carolina coach Shane Beamer having coached with him at Georgia. Arkansas is 13-10 against South Carolina since the two joined the SEC together in 1992.

Missouri State and coach Bobby Petrino (if he's still the coach then) comes to Fayetteville on Sept. 17 to wrap up the Hogs’ home stand. Arkansas is 7-0 all time vs. the Bears, but have not played since 2011.

The Hogs and Texas A&M will play in the annual Southwest Classic inside AT&T Stadium on Sept. 24. Arkansas then returns home to take on perennial power Alabama on the first day of October in the Hogs only home game of October.

Arkansas will spend the remainder of the month on the road beginning with a trip to Mississippi State on Oct. 8. The first-ever meeting between the Razorbacks and BYU will take play in Provo, Utah on Oct. 15 as part of a home-and-home series with the Cougars. BYU is set to make the return trip to DWRRS in 2023.

After playing the first seven weeks of the season, Arkansas will enjoy the bye week on Oct. 28 before traveling to Auburn on Oct. 29.

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The Hogs return home for another three-game stretch beginning with the program’s first-ever meeting with Liberty on Nov. 5. The final two SEC home games will be against LSU (Nov. 12) and Ole Miss (Nov. 19). Arkansas’ annual meeting with the Rebels returns to November for the first time since 2015.

The regular season wraps up with the Battle Line Rivalry at Missouri on Nov. 26.

Schedule Notes

• Three first time opponents in Cincinnati, BYU and Liberty

• First match-up with South Carolina since 2017 and first in Fayetteville since 2013

• Game against Alabama is the earliest meeting with the Tide since 2012 (Sept. 15, 2012)

2022 Schedule (home games in all bold)

Sept. 24 vs. Texas A&M (Arlington)
Oct. 8 at Mississippi State
Oct. 15 at BYU
Oct. 29 at Auburn
Nov. 12 LSU
Nov. 19 OLE MISS
Nov. 26 at Missouri

Information from Arkansas Communications is included in this story.