Arkansas’ simple non-conference agenda did not handiest price them within the loss column. It hit them within the pocketbook, too.
The Razorbacks, which completed 2-2 in video games out of doors the SEC after Saturday’s 45-19 house drubbing by the hands of Western Kentucky, doled out $1.five million to the Hilltoppers, in step with the settlement the 2 techniques signed final yr.
The $1.five million ensure is the same quantity Arkansas paid to San Jose State, which visited Fayetteville in September and shocked the Razorbacks 31-24.
To open the season, Arkansas paid $550,000 to Portland State and received 31-24. The Razorbacks had been initially going to pay Colorado State $1.three million, however an modification to the deal modified the quantity paid to $300,000 after a scheduled recreation with Michigan fell via.
The $three.85 million price ticket for the 4 non-conference video games is third-highest within the nation, at the back of Alabama (3 video games, $four.075 million) and Auburn (4 video games, $7,787,500).
Arkansas wasn’t the one SEC to lose a large ensure recreation on Saturday. South Carolina paid $900,000 to Appalachian State for a house recreation and misplaced 20-15.
In September, Japanese Michigan additionally gained a $1.five million ensure and beat Illinois at the highway.