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Arkansas, Southern Miss announce non-con game in 2013

In 2013, Southern Miss will play one of the toughest non-conference schedules in college football with games against Nebraska (home) and Boise State (road). Now, they’ve added a SEC opponent to that list.

USM athletic director Jeff Hammond announced the Golden Eagles will travel to Arkansas on Sept. 14 as well.

“We look forward to the challenge of going to Fayetteville in 2013 to face a strong Southeastern Conference opponent in the University of Arkansas,” Hammond said in a statement. “Playing quality opponents it helps with our national exposure as well as a new regional rivalry that allows our fan base an opportunity to see their team play. We are not strangers to playing teams in the SEC and now we can add Arkansas to that long list.”

The game will be the first-ever meeting between the two. Arkansas already has a non-conference game with Rutgers scheduled for the following weekend, Sept. 21.