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.
Maybe it was that heavyweight wrestling title he won in high school in Bloomington, Illinois, that caught the eye of Arkansas coach Sam Pittman, who gave defensive tackle John Ridgeway the chance of a lifetime.
No. 21 Arkansas (7-3, 3-3 SEC, No. 21 CFP) at No. 2 Alabama (9-1, 5-1, No. 2), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS).
Line: Alabama by 21 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sees the typical uber-talented Alabama team with formidable linemen, a star quarterback and plenty of other standout players.
Perhaps the big change has come in the 21st-ranked Razorbacks and their belief that they can beat the No.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Arkansas coach Sam Pittman didn't have to warn the Razorbacks against judging LSU by its losing record.
He only had to show them video of the Tigers' threatening to upset No.
Sam Pittman and Arkansas became bowl eligible the old-fashioned way — by earning their sixth win of the season.
The Razorbacks went 3-7 last season but were still set to play in the Texas Bowl during a postseason significantly impacted by the pandemic.
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) — A year ago, Mississippi State became the answer to a not-so-funny Arkansas trivia question.
What school did the Razorbacks beat to end a three-plus season Southeastern Conference losing streak?
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — On the heels of a three-game losing streak, Arkansas coach Sam Pittman and his players were in dire need of a confidence boost.
The Razorbacks got that, at the expense of an in-state opponent.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas will face an in-state school for the first time since 1944 when the Razorbacks host Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a nonconference game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock on Saturday.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has been on the road for so long that the Razorbacks may feel like strangers in their stadium.
No. 17 Arkansas has not played at home since Sept. 18, when the Razorbacks dismantled Georgia Southern 45-10.
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Georgia are not here for the chaos.
On another college football Saturday sprinkled with surprises, including three top-15 teams losing to unranked opponents, the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs left no doubt about who are the two best teams in the country.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Arkansas coach Sam Pittman has been careful to keep his soaring Razorbacks grounded.
“It’s hard to get the big head because somebody is going to knock you out if you’re not prepared for them and our team understands that,” Pittman said this week with the Razorbacks off to a 4-0 start for the first time in 18 years.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Sam Pittman, the coach who really wanted the Arkansas job, said he couldn't put into words what a 4-0 start means for the program that not too long ago lost 20 consecutive Southeastern Conference games.
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.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arkansas coach Sam Pittman knows what the resurgent Razorbacks have to do to make their series against seventh-ranked Texas A&M a real rivalry again.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Sam Pittman has made the long run from the north end zone of Donald W. Reynolds Stadium through the traditional Arkansas ‘A’ a few times.
The second-year Razorbacks coach was an assistant coach from 2013-15 under Bret Bielema.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Sam Pittman has done in 12 games what the two previous football coaches at Arkansas couldn't in five seasons.
Last Saturday’s resounding 40-21 thumping of then-No.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Texas hasn’t considered Arkansas to be a rival for a long time. Judging by the goal posts coming down Saturday night and with the Longhorns set to join the Southeastern Conference soon, that won’t last.
No. 15 Texas (1-0) at Arkansas (1-0), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Line: Texas by 7 1/2 according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas must not have enjoyed the boos inside its own stadium.
The Razorbacks trailed at halftime against a Rice team that hasn’t beaten a power-conference opponent since 2013.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas left the Southwest Conference three decades ago, but you wouldn't know it from looking at the start to this season's schedule.
The Razorbacks start the 2021 slate against three former SWC foes in the first four weeks, including Saturday’s home opener against Rice.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Few second-year coaches inspire great optimism after a 3-7 season.
But at Arkansas, it's all about perspective. The two previous seasons yielded a combined four wins, including none in Southeastern Conference play, so last season's showing under Sam Pittman was a significant jump.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Missouri and Arkansas both had some encouraging signs, if not great records, in their first seasons under new coaches.
Now, the Tigers’ Eliah Drinkwitz and Razorbacks’ Sam Pittman are among four second-year Southeastern Conference coaches trying to continue making headway.
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