In olden times late September openers were the norm to play a ten game or less regular season. In 1941 the Hogs opened their schedule on September 27th by drubbing mighty East Central Oklahoma 56-0.
We did play on September 26th in 1953, when Bowden Wyatt’s first team lost 7-6 to Oklahoma State. That’s the last time we’ve started as late as this year.
We have played regular season games in December several times, primarily in miserable losses to Texas.