A 2020 matchup Arkansas and Oklahoma could be in the works.
The Tulsa World’s Brady Vardeman obtained emails sent by Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione in 2014 in which Long gauged Castiglione’s interest in a potential contest between the two schools.
“Also, do you have interest in playing the proposed FB game in Houston in I believe in 2010?” Long asked Castiglione in the email. “We would very much like playing OU if it works for you. Just let me know what you are thinking.”
At the moment, Oklahoma only has a road game with Army scheduled for the 2020 season. Arkansas’ lone commitment for 2020 is an SEC West tilt with Texas A&M at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Oklahoma holds a 10-4-1 all-time advantage over Arkansas, but the schools haven’t played since the 2002 Cotton Bowl, a 10-3 OU victory. The Razorbacks and Sooners haven’t squared off in the regular season since 1926, and Arkansas hasn’t beaten Oklahoma since 1978, when it drubbed the Sooners 31-6 in the Orange Bowl.