The TCU Horned Frogs and Arkansas Razorbacks will not participate in the Texas Bowl, as concerns about Covid-19 within TCU’s program has forced the cancelation of the game.
This game would have been a rematch of the old Southwest Conference foes for only the third time since the dissolution of the league in 1991. The teams played a home-and-home series in 2016-17, with each winning on the other’s home field.
Arkansas probably shouldn’t have been in a bowl game anyway, finishing the year at 3-7 in the SEC under new head coach Sam Pittman. He’ll have the opportunity to return many of his players in 2020, including transfer quarterback Feleipe Franks.
TCU ends 2020 at 6-4, including wins over ranked Texas and Oklahoma State teams. They finished their season on December 12th, beating Louisiana Tech 52-10 in a non-conference matchup. Gary Patterson returns plenty of young talent in 2021, and the mediocre season in Fort Worth is unlikely to be repeated.