The competition played out a whole lot longer than most fans would have liked but Arkansas has its starting quarterback for the first game of the season.

The Razorbacks announced Ben Hicks will be the starter for the Aug. 31 season opener against Portland State. He beat out Nick Starkel for the starting job as the two were locked in the competition from the start of the summer. Arkansas also has junior Jack Lindsey, redshirt freshman John Stephen Jones and true freshman KJ Jefferson on the quarterback depth chart.

The two quarterbacks were listed as co-starters (Nick Starkel or Ben Hicks) in the initial depth chart released by the team prior to Chad Morris’ weekly press conference on Monday.