Arkansas, Michigan To Meet on Gridiron

Arkansas announced Monday that it will play two football game with Michigan with the 2018 game in Ann Arbor and the 2019 one in Fayetteville.

Even with the tough slate known as the SEC schedule, many Arkansas football fans have a clamored for a name non-conference foe.

They'll definitely be getting that in 2018 and 2019 as the Razorbacks and Michigan have agreed to a home-and-home series per a University of Arkansas release on Monday.

The first game will be played in Ann Arbor on Sept. 1, 2018 with the Aug. 31, 2019 match-up set to be played in Fayetteville.

"We are pleased to be able to add the University of Michigan to our football schedules for the 2018 and 2019 seasons," Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "The home and home series will feature matchups between two tradition rich programs representing two outstanding conferences. As a program, we will continue to look for opportunities to schedule high-profile non-conference opponents to further enhance our national profile and complement our competitive Southeastern Conference schedule."

The two teams have met just once on the gridiron before with current New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leading Michigan over Arkansas 45-31 in the 1999 Citrus Bowl.

The Razorbacks led the Wolverines 31-24 with 5:49 left in the game behind the three second-half touchdown drives by Clint Stoerner, but Brady led Michigan to the final 21 points of the game.

Arkansas will become only the third SEC team since 1965 to play at Michigan with Georgia visiting in that year and Vanderbilt visiting Ann Arbor in 2006.

It will also be the first time that Arkansas has played a regular season game against a Big 10 team since hosting Northwestern in Little Rock in 1981.

Jeromy Flowers tackles Tom Brady in the 1999 Citrus Bowl.

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