UTEP added to Arkansas’ 2015 schedule


FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas football program has added Texas-El Paso to its 2015 football schedule, according to FBSchedules.com.

The website, which specializes in college football scheduling, obtained documents from UTEP regarding the nonconference game. The Miners become Arkansas’ 2015 season opener and will play in Razorback Stadium on Sept. 5.

Arkansas will pay UTEP $900,000 for the game.

The Miners are the third of four nonconference opponents on Arkansas’ 2015 schedule. The Razorbacks also have games scheduled against Toledo (Sept. 12) and Texas Tech (Sept. 19). The fourth opponent is not yet known.

Arkansas and UTEP have met twice with the Razorbacks winning both games in 1989 (39-7) and 2010 (58-21).