Rivalry week is here, and that means — as of 2014 — Arkansas and Missouri will be facing off in the Battle Line Rivalry this weekend. Things may have just gotten a little more interesting.
Arkansas’ coach is named Bret Bielema, but you wouldn’t know that based off Missouri’s pregame notes:
Check out Missouri’s game notes… “Bert Bielema”
Are the Tigers trying to stoke the flames of the heated “Battle Line Rivalry” (presented by Shelter Insurance)? pic.twitter.com/Z5fH4J5MZw
— Andrew Hutchinson (@NWAHutch) November 22, 2017
It’s entirely possible that this was an unintentional (but still amusing) typo. Or, as the above Tweet mentions, could it be Missouri trying to get under Arkansas’ skin with a subtle jab before Saturday’s game?
Neither team has much to play for this weekend beyond pride. Missouri has already qualified for a bowl game thanks to an . unexpected offensive resurgence powered by offensive coordinator Josh Heupel and quarterback Drew Lock. The Razorbacks, meanwhile, can’t qualify for a bowl game and can’t finish better than tied for last place in the SEC West.
Kickoff from Fayetteville is schedule for 2:30 p.m. ET on Friday.
Update: It seems the misspelling of Bielema’s name was a typo. Here’s the latest update from Missouri’s Shawn Davis:
Complete and honest typo on my part. Certainly didn't do it on purpose. No harm meant. Apologies to Coach and Arkansas https://t.co/0kSmuE7GTd
— Shawn Davis (@ShawnDizzle77) November 22, 2017
We’ve all been there before, Shawn.