History of Razorbacks vs. In-State Foes

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The year 2019 has been a breakthrough one for the University of Arkansas and other college athletic programs in state. For the first time ever, the baseball Razorbacks played against in-state programs (UALR and UAPB).

Then, on May 1, it was announced that the UA would play UAPB in football come 2021. These historic moments beg for a chronology and detailed accounting.

And that, dear reader, is what the below is all about. I will try to update it as time goes on.

The basketball and football programs, meanwhile, have played 41 games against in-state colleges. They are 37-2-2 in those match-ups:

Razorbacks vs. in-state college opponents (basketball)

Hogs vs. A-State (Jonesboro)

1924-25 (home) W 31-9

1925-26 (home) W 32-14

1926-27 (home) W 42-12

1947-48 (away) W 76-59

1986-87 (“neutral” in 1st round of NIT, though was played in Fayetteville) W 67-64

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Hogs vs. UCA (Conway)

1933-34 (away): W 54-40

1935-36 (away): W 42-38; W 66-27

1946-47 (home): @ 59-39

Hogs vs. College of the Ozarks (Clarksville)

1924-25 (away): W 27-18

1927-28 (away): W 53-27; W 59-20

Hogs vs. Hendrix (Conway) [All games played in Fayetteville]

1923-24 W 28-18; W 39-21

1924-25 W 40-16; W 34-25

1925-26 W 43-25; W 39-21

1927-28 W 69-30; 50-24

Hogs vs. Arkansas Tech (Russellville)

1950-51 (home) W 50-45

Hogs vs. Ouachita Baptist

1942-43 (in Ft. Smith) W 44-29

Razorbacks vs. in-state college opponents (football)

[Stats via Hogdb.com]

Hogs vs. Hendrix

1911Oct 14 191145045Fayetteville, unknown
1912Oct 05 191252052Fayetteville, unknown
1913Oct 11 191326026Fayetteville,unknown
1914Oct 03 19141376Fayetteville, unknown
1915Oct 02 191541041Fayetteville, unknown
1916Oct 07 191658058Fayetteville,unknown
1917Oct 13 191719019Fayetteville, unknown
1919Oct 11 1919707Fayetteville,unknown
1920Oct 09 1920000Fayetteville,unknown
1921Oct 01 192128028Fayetteville, unknown
1922Sept 30 192239039Fayetteville,unknown
1924Oct 11 192434331Fayetteville, unknown
1926Oct 16 19261477Little Rockunknown
1927Nov 26 192720713Little Rock,unknown
1931Oct 03 193119019Fayetteville,unknown
1932Sept 24 1932000Fayettevilleunknown
1933Nov 18 193363063Fayetteville,

Hogs vs. Henderson St.

1908Oct 24 190851051Fayetteville, unknown
1909Oct 02 190924024Fayetteville, unknown
1910Oct 09 191063063Fayetteville, unknown
1912Sept 28 191239633Fayetteville,unknown
1913Oct 03 1913303Fayetteville, unknown
1929Oct 05 192930723Fayetteville, unknown

Hogs vs. Oauchita Baptist

The Hogs lost Oauchita Baptist on October 10, 1914, in Fayetteville by the final score of 9-15. That season was the first for the Southwest Conference, and Arkansas was a founding member.

Hogs vs. UCA

Hogs vs. UA-Montellico

So, there you have it. The only time that the Hogs have ever lost a game to an in-state college in the big three sports happened during World War II — to the Boll Weevils of what was then Arkansas A&M (Now UA-Monticello). Interestingly, Fordyce native Paul “Bear” Bryant, who almost became the Razorbacks’ head football coach, briefly attended Arkansas A&M. Read more about that in my feature for WholeHogSports.com.

One more note: As a Little Rock Central High grad, I feel a smidgen of pride that my high school is the only in-state school to put up an undefeated record against the Hogs. Granted, that 5-0 win over Arkansas came in 1901, but still — a win’s a win.

Meanwhile, Fort Smith High (the Bears became the Fort Smith Northside Grizzlies) won 2 of 23 games against Arkansas from 1894-1904.

Arkansas vs In-State Foes in Baseball

April 2, 2019: Arkansas-Little Rock (formerly UALR) 17, Razorbacks 7 (in Fayetteville)

April 16, 2019: Razorbacks 16, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (UAPB) 4 (in Fayetteville)

Tori Hunter on Ties between the Razorbacks and Golden Lions

“I bleed Arkansas, period. I’m a Razorback, I signed with these guys in 1993. Norm Debriyn is one of the guys who encouraged me to come here and my wife graduated from here. So Razorbacks is all up in me.

“But I am from Pine Bluff, Arkansas and helped those guys raise money for a new stadium. So, I got ties on both sides, but it’s Arkansas. And I’m here to represent the state.”

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