FAYETTEVILLE — According to the ESPN Power Football Index (PFI) Arkansas has the most difficult football schedule in the nation this fall.
According to ESPN’s PFI projections, Arkansas will face eight Top 25 teams.
The teams are Alabama (1), Texas A&M (6), Georgia (7), Mississippi State (8), Texas (12), Auburn (16), LSU (18) and Ole Miss (22).
The Hogs went 2-5 against those teams last season and didn’t face Texas. Arkansas lost to Georgia 37-10 in the season opener. They went to Starkville the next week and left with a 17-10 victory. The following week the Hogs lost a controversial 30-28 game to Auburn on the road. Arkansas returned home the next week and defeated Ole Miss 33-21. The Hogs fell to Texas A&M 42-31 in College Station. Later in the season, the Hogs lost a tough 27-24 decision to LSU. The Hogs fell to Alabama 52-3 in the final game of the season.
Arkansas’ other games are Rice on Sept. 4, Georgia Southern Sept. 18, UAPB on Oct. 23 and then Missouri Nov. 26.
The Razorbacks return 20 starters. Gone are quarterback Feleipe Franks and defensive tackle Jonathan Marshall. Arkansas will play its spring game on Saturday at 2 p.m.
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