Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas schedules future football games vs. Florida A&M, Missouri State
Arkansas mascot Big Red runs onto the field prior to a game at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Arkansas will open its football season with Football Championship Subdivision opponents at least twice in coming years, including next season.
The Razorbacks are under contract to play Florida A&M on Sept. 2, 2017, and Missouri State on Sept. 4, 2021. The game against Florida A&M will be played either in Fayetteville or Little Rock, while the Missouri State game will be played in Fayetteville.
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Florida A&M is the fourth and final nonconference opponent scheduled for the 2017 season. The Razorbacks are also scheduled to host TCU, Coastal Carolina and New Mexico State next season.
The TCU game is scheduled for Sept. 9 next year in Fayetteville. The New Mexico State game on Sept. 30 and Coastal Carolina game on Nov. 4 may be played in either Fayetteville or Little Rock.
Arkansas is expected to play one nonconference opponent in Little Rock next season and a conference opponent there in 2018 - the final year of its existing agreement with War Memorial Stadium.
The Missouri State game is the second nonconference opponent the Razorbacks have agreed to play in 2021. Arkansas is scheduled to play Texas on Sept. 11 of that year.
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