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Kansas vs. Arkansas odds heading into Liberty Bowl week

The Jayhawks meet the Razorbacks in Memphis for the Liberty Bowl.

Kansas v Kansas State Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

The Kansas Jayhawks will take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on December 28 in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee. The game is scheduled to air at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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
Total: 67.5