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Arkansas will host Ole Miss in Little Rock in 2018 season

Little Rock War Memorial Stadium

Ole Miss and Arkansas have met 65 times on the gridiron dating back to 1908. In 2018, for the 16th time in series history, the two will play at Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium.

The game will be played on Saturday, October 13th and be part of a 70th anniversary season for the stadium which opened in 1948.

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The teams met for the first time in Little Rock in 1913 and have played at War Memorial Stadium two previous times (1992, 2012) since Arkansas entered the SEC for the 1992 football season. Arkansas leads the overall series 36-27-1, including a 38-37 win over Ole Miss in Oxford earlier this season.

“We look forward to our return to Central Arkansas to take on Ole Miss at War Memorial Stadium in October 2018,” Interim Athletics Director Julie Cromer Peoples said. “I know Razorback fans will be excited and ready to cheer on our team in a key Southeastern Conference Western Division matchup. Arkansas and Ole Miss first met on the football field more than a century ago and we look forward to the next chapter in this rivalry, in a venue that has hosted so many important games in this series.”

Ole Miss holds an 8-6-1 edge over the Razorbacks in Little Rock, with the latest meeting and win coming in 2012 on a last second field goal.

“I am both excited and grateful that the leadership of the University of Arkansas has chosen our longtime rival Ole Miss as the game at War Memorial Stadium in 2018,” War Memorial Stadium Commission Chairman Kevin Crass said. “As we celebrate the 70th year of the stadium, we need the fans in this part of the state to support the Hogs by assuring a sellout.”

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