Arkansas and South Carolina aren’t traditional SEC rivals. Some would say they aren’t rivals at all.
The two squads have only met 23 times, the first meeting coming in 1992. The Razorbacks and Gamecocks both entered the SEC in 1992, and the Razorbacks smashed the Gamecocks 45-7.
The annual inter-division battle lasted for 22 years before the SEC made an addition to the conference; not many noticed. The last game between the two came in 2017, South Carolina walking away with a 48-27 victory in Columbia.
Ironically, the series’ first and last games were in South Carolina. So this will be the first time game will be held in Razorback Stadium since 2013. Razorbacks walked away with a 52-7 victory, the largest margin of victory in the series.
Only five games in the series have been decided by one possession. The closest game was the second game of the series in 1992, South Carolina winning 18-17.
There haven’t been many classic games between the two, but there are a few classic moments.
Darren McFadden is still running after setting the SEC rushing record against the Gamecocks in 2007 with 323 yards on the ground. In 2011 the two teams met as top ten opponents. The Razorbacks scored double-digit points in each quarter on their way to a 44-28 victory.
The Gamecocks are on a three-game win streak in the series, while the Razorbacks own a 13-10 series lead.