During the early years of Razorback football there are quite a few discrepancies between the Arkansas media guides and that of the schools we played. 1907 has more than any other year… EVERY GAME we played that year, I believe is recorded incorrectly in the Arkansas Razorback Media Guide. Here is a break down of the season.
What Arkansas says happened: The Arkansas Media Guide says our first game of the year was played on October 5th vs Haskell.
What Actually happened: Arkansas played Haskell on September 28, 1907.
The reasons I know the Media Guide is wrong:
- The Arkansas Democrat published an article on Monday, September 30th with a summary of the game which they say was played on “Saturday” The Saturday before September 30th would have been September 28, 1907.
- The 1907 Arkansas Yearbook’s September calendar has this entry “28th – Arkansas vs. Haskell – 0 to 0.
- The Arkansas Democrat published an article on October 6th with information about a game between Arkansas and Ottawa University which was scheduled to be played on 10/5/1907 but canceled at the last minute. It’s safe to say we didn’t have had two games scheduled for the same day.