Oklahoma State announced a home-and-home football series with the Arkansas Razorbacks on Thursday afternoon. The initial announcement came from cryptic tweets from the official football accounts from both schools. Here’s the sequence.
Sup.— Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) October 11, 2018
What are you doing?— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) October 11, 2018
Preparing for K-State in the Little Apple. Hey, we should play. It’s been too long.— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) October 11, 2018
You’re right, it’s been a minute since 1980. When were you thinking?— Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) October 11, 2018
As the Razorback Football account mentioned, it’s been since 1980 since the two teams played. Lou Holtz and Jimmy Johnson were the coaches for that 1980 matchup. Arkansas won that contest 33-20 and they lead the all time series 30-15-1.
Not long after the back-and-forth wrapped, OSU officially announced the series.
Oklahoma State will host Arkansas in Stillwater in 2024. The Cowboys will then head over to Fayetteville to wrap up the series in 2027.
While the Razorbacks may not be super impressive this year, with losses to North Texas and Colorado State, there is reason to believe the Hogs are building something under first-year head coach Chad Morris. They currently have the 16th-ranked 2019 recruiting class and are set to get an official visit from former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant. If the Cowboys are lucky, this could be quite the match-up when it begins in six years.