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Comparing The Schedules For LSU, Arkansas In 2018

LSU Cheerleaders

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 20: Cheerleaders of the Louisiana State University Tigers cheer against the Ole Miss Rebels at Tiger Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Let's take a look at the 2018 football schedules for both LSU and Arkansas.

The SEC West rivals will face off on November 10 in Fayetteville next fall. LSU continues along under head coach Ed Orgeron, while Arkansas has a new head coach: former SMU HC and Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris, who replaces Bret Bielema.

But what about the other 11 games for the Tigers and Razorbacks? Let's take a look at which team has the harder slate.

LSU's four non-conference opponents are Miami, Southeastern Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, and Rice. Arkansas, meanwhile, has Eastern Illinois, Colorado State, North Texas, and Tulsa.

LSU

Arkansas

Week 1

Miami (Arlington)

Eastern Illinois

Week 2

Southeastern Louisiana

at Colorado State

Week 3

at Auburn

North Texas

Week 4

Louisiana Tech

at Auburn

Week 5

Ole Miss

at Texas A&M

Week 6

at Florida

Alabama

Week 7

Georgia

Ole Miss

Week 8

Mississippi State

Tulsa

Week 9

Bye

Vanderbilt

Week 10

Alabama

Bye

Week 11

at Arkansas

LSU

Week 12

Rice

at Mississippi State

Week 13

at Texas A&M

at Missouri

The Tigers get SEC East crossover opponents Florida and Georgia. Arkansas gets Missouri and Vanderbilt. Verdict: LSU has the harder schedule here. The Tigers non-conference schedule is more difficult, with a very good Miami team to start off the year, and have a pair of tough SEC East crossover games, while the Razorbacks' don't face a Power Five team out of conference, and face two of the lesser SEC East teams.