The Texas A&M Aggies will host the Arkansas Razorbacks in 2012, A&M athletics director Bill Byrne said on Saturday.
The schools will meet at Kyle Field on Sept. 29, 2012 and then play at Arkansas in 2013. In 2014, the game will return to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Arkansas and Texas A&M first met at Cowboys Stadium in 2009 in a series that was dubbed the “Southwest Classic.” The Razorbacks won all three games: 47-19 (2009), 24-17 (2010) and 42-38 (2011). The two teams signed a 10-year contract to play the game in Arlington when Texas A&M was still a member of the Big 12.
With the Aggies entering the SEC in 2012, they wanted to move the game back to the campuses. And looking at Arkansas’ 2012 football schedule, it’s a smart move for the Hogs too.
Arkansas opens the 2012 season on Sept. 1 at home against Jacksonville State while Texas A&M travels to face Louisiana Tech in Shreveport on Aug. 30.