CBS and LSU officials announced Wednesday that this season’s LSU-Arkansas game will be played Friday, Nov. 23 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.
Kickoff will be at 1:30 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally on CBS.
It’s been known for months now that the Tigers and Razorbacks would meet in Fayetteville instead of Little Rock, where the teams have squared off every other year since 1994. Whether the game would be played on Friday or Saturday was the question.
The only other time LSU has played Arkansas in Fayetteville since the Razorbacks joined the SEC in 1992 was 20 years ago. Arkansas mopped the field with the Tigers that day in a 30-6 romp that put a dismal footnote on a 2-9 season, LSU’s worst ever.
As with most schools around the SEC, Arkansas has made big improvements to its home stadium since then. DWRRS (that’s what Arkansas’ website calls it) underwent a $110 million renovation in 2001 – with a generous $20 million donation from Donald W. Reynolds, hence his name on the place – that increased its capacity from 51,000 to 72,000.