List of Arkansas Razorbacks football seasons

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The undefeated Arkansas Cardinals team in 1909.

The Arkansas Razorbacks football team competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) representing the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The University of Arkansas has continuously fielded an intercollegiate football team since the 1894 college football season. From 1894 to 1909, the team was known as the "Cardinals" and was the school's mascot was a redbird. The team's name and mascot changed for the 1910 season after head coach Hugo Bezdek proclaimed the undefeated 1909 team played "like a wild band of razorback hogs."

The Razorbacks have been a member of only two athletic conferences. From 1892 through 1914, Arkansas competed as a football independent without any conference affiliation. In 1915, the Razorbacks became a charter member of the Southwest Conference (SWC). Arkansas won 13 conference championships before withdrawing from the SWC after the 1991 season. The Razorbacks became a charter member of the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Since 1992, the Razorbacks have won 4 division titles and appeared in the SEC Championship Game 3 times.

The Razorbacks have competed in 39 bowl games, the first was a tie in the 1934 Dixie Classic against Centenary College of Louisiana. The Razorbacks's first bowl game win came against the William & Mary Indians in the Dixie Bowl. The Razorbacks have received votes in the final rankings in the AP Poll 28 seasons and Coaches' Poll in 27 seasons. In 1964, the Razorbacks finished #2 in both the AP and Coaches' polls and was named national champion, winning the Grantland Rice Trophy, by the Football Writers Association of America.

Seasons[edit]

National Champions dagger Conference Champions * Division Champions double-dagger Bowl game berth ^
List of seasons showing head coach, conference, conference finish, division finish, wins, losses, ties, bowl games and final poll standings[A 1]
Season Head coach Conference Conference finish Division finish
[A 2]
Wins Losses Ties Bowl result AP Poll
[A 3]
Coaches' Poll
[A 4]
Arkansas Cardinals
1894 Futrall, John C.John C. Futrall Independent 2 1 0 N/A N/A
1895 1 0 0
1896 2 1 0
1897 Wilson, B. N.B. N. Wilson 2 0 1
1898 2 1 0
1899 Searles, ColbertColbert Searles 3 1 1
1900 2 1 1
1901 Thomas, CharlesCharles Thomas 3 5 0
1902 6 3 0
1903 McDaniel, D. A.D. A. McDaniel 3 4 0
1904 Brown, A. D.A. D. Brown 4 3 0
1905 2 6 0
1906 Longman, FrankFrank Longman 2 4 2
1907 3 4 1
1908 Bezdek, HugoHugo Bezdek 5 4 0
1909 7 0 0
Arkansas Razorbacks
1910 Bezdek, HugoHugo Bezdek Independent 7 1 0 N/A N/A
1911 6 2 1
1912 4 6 0
1913 Pickering, E. T.E. T. Pickering 7 2 0
1914 SWC 7 2 0
1915 McConnell, T. T.T. T. McConnell T—2nd 7 2 0
1916 T—5th 4 4 0
1917 C. Paine, NormanNorman C. Paine 6th 5 1 1
1918 T—6th 3 2 0
1919 B. Craig, JamesJames B. Craig 5th 3 4 0
1920 McLaren, GeorgeGeorge McLaren 2nd 3 2 2
1921 6th 5 3 1
1922 Schmidt, FrancisFrancis Schmidt 6th 5 4 0
1923 T—4th 6 2 1
1924 7th 7 2 1
1925 T—4th 4 4 1
1926 T—3rd 5 5 0
1927 3rd 8 1 0
1928 3rd 7 2 0
1929 Thomsen, FredFred Thomsen 5th 7 2 0
1930 5th 3 6 0
1931 7th 3 5 1
1932 7th 1 6 2
1933 1st*[A 5] 7 3 1 Tie 1934 Dixie Classic against Centenary Gentlemen, 7-7 ^
1934 5th 4 4 2
1935 5th 4 5 1
1936* 1st* 4 5 1 18
1937 3rd 6 2 2 14
1938 T—6th 2 7 1
1939 5th 4 5 1
1940 6th 4 6 0
1941 7th 3 7 0
1942 Cole, GeorgeGeorge Cole 7th 3 7 0
1943 Tomlin, JohnJohn Tomlin T—5th 2 7 0
1944 Rose, GlenGlen Rose 3rd 5 5 1
1945 7th 3 7 0
1946* Barnhill, JohnJohn Barnhill T—1st* 6 3 2 Tie 1947 Cotton Bowl Classic against LSU Tigers, 0-0 ^ 16
1947 T—7th 6 4 1 Won Dixie Bowl against William & Mary Tribe, 21-19 ^
1948 5th 5 5 0
1949 6th 5 5 0
1950 Douglas, OtisOtis Douglas 7th 2 8 0
1951 6th 5 5 0
1952 7th 2 8 0
1953 Wyatt, BowdenBowden Wyatt 5th 3 7 0
1954* 1st* 8 3 0 Lost 1955 Cotton Bowl Classic against Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 14-6 ^ 10 8
1955 Mitchell, JackJack Mitchell 4th 5 4 1
1956 4th 6 4 0
1957 T—5th 6 4 0
1958 Broyles, FrankFrank Broyles T—5th 4 6 0
1959* T—1st* 9 2 0 Won 1960 Gator Bowl (January) against Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 14-7 ^ 9 9
1960* 1st* 8 3 0 Lost 1961 Cotton Bowl Classic against Duke Blue Devils, 7-6 ^ 7 7
1961* T—1st* 8 3 0 Lost 1962 Sugar Bowl against Alabama Crimson Tide, 10-3 ^ 9 8
1962 2nd 9 2 0 Lost 1963 Sugar Bowl against Ole Miss Rebels, 17-13 ^ 6 6
1963 5th 5 5 0
1964 dagger* 1st* 11 0 0 Won 1965 Cotton Bowl Classic against Nebraska Cornhuskers, 10-7 ^[A 6] 2 2
1965* 1st* 10 1 0 Lost 1966 Cotton Bowl Classic (January) against LSU Tigers, 14-7 ^ 3 2
1966 T—2nd 8 2 0
1967 5th 4 5 1
1968* T—1st* 10 1 0 Won 1969 Cotton Bowl Classic against Georgia Bulldogs, 16-2 ^ 6 9
1969 2nd 9 2 0 Won 1970 Cotton Bowl Classic against Ole Miss Rebels, 27-22 ^ 7 3
1970 2nd 9 2 0 11 12
1971 2nd 8 3 1 Lost 1971 Liberty Bowl against Tennessee Volunteers, 14-13 ^ 16 20
1972 T—4th 6 5 0
1973 T—4th 5 5 1
1974 T—4th 6 4 1
1975* T—1st* 10 2 0 Won 1976 Cotton Bowl Classic against Georgia Bulldogs, 31-10 ^ 7 6
1976 5th 5 5 1
1977 Holtz, LouLou Holtz 2nd 11 1 0 Won 1978 Orange Bowl against Oklahoma Sooners, 31-6 ^ 3 3
1978 2nd 9 2 1 Tied 1978 Fiesta Bowl against UCLA Bruins, 10-10 ^ 11 10
1979* T—1st* 10 2 0 Lost 1980 Sugar Bowl against Alabama Crimson Tide, 24-9 ^ 8 9
1980 T—6th 7 5 0 Won 1980 Hall of Fame Classic against Tulane Green Wave, 34-15 ^
1981 4th 8 4 0 Lost 1981 Gator Bowl against North Carolina Tar Heels, 31-27 ^ 16
1982 3rd 9 2 1 Won 1982 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl against Florida Gators, 28-24 ^ 9 8
1983 5th 6 5 0
1984 Hatfield, KenKen Hatfield T—3rd 7 4 1 Lost 1984 Liberty Bowl against Auburn Tigers, 21-14 ^
1985 T—2nd 10 2 0 Won 1985 Holiday Bowl against Arizona State Sun Devils, 21-14 ^ 12 12
1986 T—2nd 9 3 0 Lost 1987 Orange Bowl against Oklahoma Sooners, 42-8 ^ 15 16
1987 T—2nd 9 4 0 Lost 1987 Liberty Bowl against Georgia Bulldogs, 20-17 ^
1988* 1st* 10 2 0 Lost 1989 Cotton Bowl Classic against UCLA Bruins, 17-3 ^ 12 13
1989* 1st* 10 2 0 Lost 1990 Cotton Bowl Classic against Tennessee Volunteers, 31-27 ^ 13 13
1990 Crowe, JackJack Crowe 7th 3 8 0
1991 T—2nd 6 6 0 Lost 1991 Independence Bowl against Georgia Bulldogs, 24-15 ^
1992 Crowe, JackJack Crowe (0-1)
Kines, JoeJoe Kines (3-6-1)
SEC 4th[A 7] 3 7 1
1993 Ford, DannyDanny Ford T—2nd 6 4 1
1994 T—4th 4 7 0
1995 2nd 1st double-dagger 8 5 0 Lost 1995 Carquest Bowl (December) against North Carolina Tar Heels, 20-10 ^
1996 5th 4 7 0
1997 5th 4 7 0
1998 Nutt, HoustonHouston Nutt T—1st double-dagger 9 3 0 Lost 1999 Florida Citrus Bowl against Michigan Wolverines, 45-31 ^ 16 17
1999 T—3rd 8 4 0 Won 2000 Cotton Bowl Classic against Texas Longhorns, 27-6 ^ 17 19
2000 T—5th 6 6 0 Lost 2000 Las Vegas Bowl against UNLV Rebels, 31-14 ^
2001 T—3rd 7 5 0 Lost 2002 Cotton Bowl Classic against Oklahoma Sooners, 10-3 ^
2002 2nd[A 8] T—1st double-dagger 9 5 0 Lost 2002 Music City Bowl against Minnesota Golden Gophers, 29-14 ^
2003 4th 9 4 0 Won 2003 Independence Bowl against Missouri Tigers, 27-14 ^
2004 T—3rd 5 6 0
2005 4th 4 7 0
2006 2nd 1st double-dagger 10 4 0 Lost 2007 Capital One Bowl against Wisconsin Badgers, 17-14 ^ 15 16
2007 Nutt, HoustonHouston Nutt (Regular Season)
Herring, ReggieReggie Herring (Bowl Game)
T—3rd 8 5 0 Lost 2008 Cotton Bowl Classic against Missouri Tigers, 38-7 ^
2008 Petrino, BobbyBobby Petrino T—3rd 5 7 0
2009 T—5th 8 5 0 Won 2009 Liberty Bowl against East Carolina Pirates, 25-19 ^
2010 T—2nd 10 3 0 Lost 2011 Sugar Bowl against Ohio State Buckeyes 31-26 12 12
2011 3rd 11 2 0 Won 2012 Cotton Bowl Classic against Kansas State Wildcats, 29-16 ^ 5 5
2012 Smith, John L.John L. Smith 6th 4 8 0
2013 Bielema, BretBret Bielema 7th 3 9 0
2014 7th 7 6 0 Won 2014 Texas Bowl against Texas Longhorns, 31-7 ^
2015 3rd 8 5 0 Won 2016 Liberty Bowl (January) against Kansas State Wildcats, 45-23 ^
2016 5th 7 6 0 Lost 2016 Belk Bowl against Virginia Tech Hokies, 35-24 ^
Totals 22 19 0 (bowl games; 42 appearances)
709 486 40 (all games)

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics correct as of the end of the 2016 season.
  2. ^ The Southeastern Conference introduced divisional play in 1992; the divisional winners advance to the SEC Championship Game to determine the conference champion.[1]
  3. ^ The Associated Press began conducting a weekly college football poll in 1936.[2]
  4. ^ The college football coaches' poll has been sponsored by multiple organizations since its creation in 1950. Its current sponsor is USA Today[2]
  5. ^ The Southwest Conference did not award a conference championship in 1933.
  6. ^ The AP and Coaches Poll did not post a poll after Bowl Week until 1965 due to the controversies surrounding this National Championship title. Alabama was given the title after the regular season ended, finishing 10-0, however, they lost in the Orange Bowl, while Arkansas won their bowl game in the Cotton Bowl. The Razorbacks were recognized as National Champions by the Football Writers Association of America at season's end.
  7. ^ The Razorbacks joined the SEC in 1992 as they began playing in the Western Division.
  8. ^ The Razorbacks finished as the Western Division Co-Champions, however, due to NCAA sanctions, Alabama was not allowed to play in the SEC Championship Game. The Razorbacks would lose to Georgia 30-3 in the game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEC Championship Game". SECdigitalnetwork. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Football Bowl Subdivision Records, p. 80
  3. ^ CFRC College Football Database - Arkansas. Retrieved 2013-Sept-24.