It marks the first time since 2001 that Arkansas will open the season on a Thursday night. Arkansas defeated UNLV in the 2001 season opener. It will also be the program’s first Thursday night game since 2003 when Arkansas took down South Carolina, 28-6. Both of those games were also played at War Memorial Stadium.
“I’m excited that our fans and city will enjoy the unique experience of a Thursday night Razorback game at War Memorial Stadium,” said War Memorial Stadium Commission Chairman Kevin Crass. “I’m grateful to Jeff Long for working with us and making this happen.”
The game will be the first-ever meeting between Arkansas and Florida A&M.