Arkansas and Ole Miss football rivalry Part 1

1970 Sugar Bowl 1st Quarter

Arkansas and Ole Miss football rivalry Part 1

Wikipedia talks about the Arkansas and Ole Miss football rivalry:

The Arkansas–Ole Miss football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Arkansas Razorbacks football team of the University of Arkansas and the Ole Miss Rebels football team of the University of Mississippi. Although the rivalry currently exists predominantly between the respective programs’ football teams, all men’s and women’s sports teams of both universities play on an annual basis because the two universities both compete in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Western Division. The football teams first met in 1908, and have played each other annually since 1981. Overall, Arkansas currently leads the football series at 31–25–1, which includes two wins by Ole Miss in post-season bowl games, the 1963 and 1970 Sugar Bowls.

1970 Sugar Bowl 2nd Quarter (2)


The rivalry between Arkansas and Ole Miss developed partially due to geography. Besides being neighboring states in the southeastern United States, from the University of Arkansas’ perspective, the University of Mississippi is closer in terms of distance than any other Southeastern Conference school. Arkansas has played Ole Miss more than any other SEC opponent. [1]

1970 Sugar Bowl 3rd Quarter

Pre 1980s

The teams were first scheduled to meet each other in 1906, but due to a cancellation, the two teams began play against one another in a 1908 contest in which Arkansas won by a score of 33–0. Arkansas and Mississippi played many times sporadically in the following years. In addition to several single years of playing each other, the two teams played each other from 1940–47 and 1952–62 on an annual basis. The Razorbacks and Rebels also met twice in the Sugar Bowl played in New Orleans, in 1963 and 1970; Both contests were won by Ole Miss. Especially in the early years, the teams often met in Memphis, Tennessee to play the game, besides the normal Arkansas and Mississippi game sites.

1970 Sugar Bowl 4th Quarter

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