Kansas (6-6, 3-6 Big 12) started their season with a 5-0 opening win streak, but managed to win just a single game since then, ending 6-6 and qualifying for their first bowl game in over a decade. The Jayhawks will be participating in their 13th bowl game and first since 2008, when they defeated Minnesota 42-21 in the Insight Bowl.
The Razorbacks (6-6, 3-5 SEC) just barely made the cut for a bowl game after a 6-6 season. Quarterback KJ Jefferson’s injuries limited the Hogs’ offensive production, though they were able to grab wins over Ole Miss and Cincinnati. They defeated Penn State 24-10 in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day of 2022. This will mark the program’s 44th bowl appearance and the team’s second in a row.
Kansas vs. Arkansas opening odds from DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Arkansas -5