MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Arkansas coach Sam Pittman admitted he was exhausted after more than four hours of football. Who could blame him after the Razorbacks and Kansas combined for 108 points?
KJ Jefferson passed to Rashod Dubinion for a 2-point conversion in the third overtime and Arkansas held off a furious second-half rally by Kansas for a 55-53 win in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Wednesday night.
The Kansas Jayhawks see a bright future thanks to coach Lance Leipold's quick turnaround.
Kansas (6-6, Big 12) vs. Arkansas (6-6, Southeastern Conference), Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. ET
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Quarterback KJ Jefferson returned. So did Arkansas’ offensive firepower. But Rocket Sanders grabbed the spotlight.
Sanders rushed for 232 yards and three touchdowns, including a 68-yarder on the opening drive of the second half, in a 42-27 rout of No.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Liberty coach Hugh Freeze said it might have been the biggest win of his career. Arkansas’ Sam Pittman knew it was his worst loss.
No. 23 Liberty picked up its first win over an SEC school just five years after its entry to FBS on Saturday, making a goal-line stand with 1:11 left to beat Arkansas, 21-19.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — KJ Jefferson ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third and Raheim Sanders rushed for 171 yards to lead Arkansas to a 41-27 victory over Auburn on Saturday in a battle to escape the bottom of the Southeastern Conference Western Division.
Arkansas (4-3, 1-3 SEC) at Auburn (3-4, 1-3), Saturday, noon ET (SEC Network)
Line: Arkansas by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — KJ Jefferson threw for 367 yards and a career-high five touchdowns to lead Arkansas to a 52-35 victory over BYU on Saturday.
Raheim Sanders added a career-high 175 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground for Arkansas (4-3), which snapped a three-game losing streak after rolling up 644 total yards on the Cougars.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Demani Richardson got the ball just like he wanted, and the defensive back sprinted the final 82 yards down the sideline on a wild fumble return touchdown for No. 23 Texas A&M.
No. 10 Arkansas (3-0, 1-0 SEC) vs. No. 23 Texas A&M (2-1, 0-0), at Arlington, Texas, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, (ESPN).
Line: Texas A&M by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Darren McFadden and Felix Jones make for some serious company. Rocket Sanders can now say he’s there with those all-time Arkansas running backs.
The Razorbacks’ sophomore running back ran for a career-high 156 yards and two touchdowns in helping the No.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson felt disrespected when he wasn't named to any preseason all-Southeastern Conference team.
Jefferson's opening week performance could earn more attention for the player who had the SEC's second-best touchdown-to-interception ratio last year and was the leading returning rusher at the position in the conference..
The Southeastern Conference has a national championship quarterback, a Heisman Trophy winner and a collection of promising passers both new and old.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Arkansas football is on the rise.
KJ Jefferson picked up 104 of his 110 rushing yards in the second half and threw for 90 more to lead No. 22 Arkansas past Penn State 24-10 in the Outback Bowl on Saturday.
Outback Bowl: Penn State (7-5) against No. 22 Arkansas (8-4), Jan. 1, 12 p.m. Eastern (ESPN2).
Line: Arkansas by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 22 Arkansas (8-4, SEC) vs. Penn State (7-5, Big Ten), Jan. 1, Noon ET
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Sam Pittman grinned for almost the entirety of his postgame press conference Friday night. The Arkansas coach and his team had done something no others ever had.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Arkansas coach Sam Pittman wasn't worried about style points. He was happy to take the Razorbacks' first victory over LSU since 2015 however it came.
Arkansas’ Cam Little kicked a 37-yard field goal in overtime after LSU freshman quarterback Garrett Nussmeier was intercepted by Montaric Brown earlier in the extra period, and the Razorbacks beat the Tigers 16-13 on Saturday night to take home the "Golden Boot" trophy.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ 31-28 win over Mississippi State on Saturday was not, as coach Sam Pittman said, the Super Bowl.
But for a team two years removed from back-to-back 2-10 seasons, the worst two records of Razorbacks football since World War II, becoming bowl-eligible, in the fashion they did, was high on Pittman’s wishlist.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Three plays were all it took for Auburn.
Strip-sack score. Fourth-down stop. Long touchdown pass.
The Tigers turned a three-point deficit into an 11-point lead in the span of 3:03 and staved off Arkansas’ attempted comeback to upset the No.
Auburn (4-2, 1-1 SEC) at No. 17 Arkansas (4-2, 1-2), Saturday at noon EDT (CBS).
Line: Arkansas by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Matt Corral promised it would be different this time against No. 13 Arkansas.
The Mississippi quarterback, who threw six interceptions last year against the Razorbacks, delivered, leading the Rebels to a wild victory that was sealed by the defense.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia quarterback JT Daniels is out of the starting lineup for Saturday’s key Southeastern Conference game against No. 8 Arkansas because of a right lat injury.
Stetson Bennett is making his second start of the season.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — KJ Jefferson got back on the field late, bruised knee and all, bulling over a defender for a first down and then kneeling down on the final snap for No. 16 Arkansas.
No. 7 Texas A&M (3-0, 0-0 SEC) vs. No. 16 Arkansas (3-0, 0-0) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS).
Line: Texas A&M by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A week after beating then-No. 15 Texas and a week before facing No. 5 Texas A&M, both age-old rivals, No. 20 Arkansas could have faltered against Georgia Southern.
After all, the Razorbacks, who haven’t had a winning season in five years, only beat the last Sun Belt team it played by a single point.