Arkansas adds 2017 Home Game with New Mexico State

By Brian Wilmer -

New Mexico State will visit Arkansas on September 30, 2017, Arkansas’ sports information department announced in a Friday release.

The schools have played five times, but last faced off 12 years ago.  The Razorbacks have defeated the Aggies in all five prior contests.  Former Razorback and Jacksonville Jaguar Matt Jones completed 13-of-16 passes for 195 yards and a score in a 50-point Razorback victory on September 4, 2004.

New Mexico State joins Coastal Carolina and TCU on the Razorbacks’ 2017 slate.  The Aggies will take trips to Arizona State and New Mexico in addition to the trek to the Natural State, while hosting UTEP.

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  1. Karen Redd
    June 5, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Let me guess, one of War Memorial’s final games, oh boy how exciting.

    • Robert
      June 6, 2016 at 9:21 am

      The very last War Memorial game will almost certainly be Vanderbilt in 2018.

    • Karen
      June 6, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      At least it’s an SEC team.

    • Shep
      June 6, 2016 at 9:23 am

      I would imagine one of NMSU’s final games in FBS, too.

    • David
      June 7, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      NMSU is staying FBS. They have somewhat-locked regular games with rivals UTEP and New Mexico to build their schedule around. This contrasts with Idaho which couldn’t even get a game with Washington State one minute away. As long as SEC West, XII, and MW schools need OOC games, they should be able to fill their schedules. Plus, Las Cruces isn’t an unreasonable trip the way Moscow, Idaho was. For NMSU, they can fly into El Paso and bus up… or if they have a charter, fly right in to a decent airport. Plus, it’s a reasonably warm climate. Sorry, Idaho, you don’t have that.

  2. Bill
    June 6, 2016 at 10:23 am

    So I guess Arkansas won’t also be playing Texas A&M on that same date as indicated on the “neutral site” list for 2017?

  3. Bill
    June 7, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Well, it’s supposed to be played in Arlington thru 2024 at least I believe. Seems like with a pro stadium the dates would need to be worked out in advance to avoid conflicts with the Cowboys. Sorta like UF/UGA in Jax.

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