2021 Missouri-Arkansas football game moved to Black Friday

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2021 Missouri Tigers at Arkansas Razorbacks football game has been moved to Black Friday, the SEC announced on Tuesday.

The “Battle Line Rivalry” between Missouri and Arkansas, originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27, will now be played on Friday, Nov. 26 and it will be televised by CBS at 3:30pm ET/2:30pm CT.

The CBS crew will feature play-by-play by Brad Nessler, analysis by Gary Danielson, and Jamie Erdahl reporting from the gridiron at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.

Arkansas and Missouri met on the Friday after Thanksgiving each season from 2014 through 2019. Due to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the two schools met on Saturday, Dec. 5 during the 2020 season.

Missouri is 5-1 against Arkansas when they square off on Black Friday. The Tigers also lead the overall series with the Razorbacks 9-3 and have won five consecutive contests.

Arkansas is scheduled to play their 2021 Red-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 17 at 3:00pm ET (SECN+). The Razorbacks will open the 2021 season on Saturday, Sept. 4 at home against the Rice Owls.

Missouri’s 2021 Black-Gold Spring Game is scheduled for Saturday, March 20 at 2:00pm ET. The Tigers kick off their regular-season slate on Saturday, Sept. 4 at home in Columbia, Mo., against the Central Michigan Chippewas.

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