Coach Sam Pittman, who really wanted to work for Arkansaw, said he couldn’t put into words what a 4-0 start meant for a program that lost 20 games in a row at the Southeastern Conference. ..
He knows it’s not that unusual, and these razorbacks are a good team.
“I think this is what should happen in Arkansas,” Pittman said.
Razorbucks recorded the biggest jump in the new Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, climbing 8th to 8th, the highest rank in 10 years. Arkansas won the Texas A & M (3-1, 0-1 SEC) SEC opener 20-10 and dropped eight spots to 15th place in a new vote after 11 consecutive wins.
“Someone will say,’Well, Texas A & M is of no use just because Arkansas beat them.’ And,” What’s Texas because Arkansas beat them? ” Some would say, “It’s useless,” Pittman said. “But I believe both of them are really good, and I think Razorbucks has a good football team.”
Texas was knocked out of the vote from 15th place two weeks ago after Arkansas overtook future SEC enemies. The Longhorns have since defeated Rice 58-0, the Razorbucks team has won 21 in the season opener and doubled their big 12 rival Texas Tech 70-35 on Saturday.
Next to Arkansaw, next Saturday we will be traveling to second place Georgia. After that, Razor Bucks went to No. 12 Ole Miss and No. Host 22 Auburn.
“Such a win is why you’re back,” said Grant Morgan, a senior linebacker six years after Arkansas finished nine skids against Aggie. “I saw what this was. I realized this was a possibility from last year’s team with Pitman and the crew. I’ll tell you now that there are no super seniors in the locker room, Dan, I wish I had left. “
KJ Jefferson threw two long TD passes, including an 85-yard player, as Arkansas jumped 17-0 in just over 16 minutes against A & M defense who didn’t give up the scoring pass. The first three games. Aggie’s had a shutout victory and hadn’t given up points for seven consecutive quarters.
Arkansas held up, when Jefferson missed most of the second half with a knee bruise, before kneeling on the last snap, converting the first down with a physical run to the last drive.
“Honestly, I’m not really going to lie because of the hard work and preparation from summer to spring. I don’t feel like 4-0. I feel like us.” Enjoy playing the ball. I fixed it. ” Burks, who finished six catches at 167 yards, said. “And we just keep playing the ball.”
Razorbucks didn’t win a single SEC game two seasons before 59-year-old Pitman, who grew up in Grove, Oklahoma, about 75 miles from the Fayetteville campus in Arkansas. He was the Assistant Head Coach of Bret Bielema, Arkansas from 2013 to 2015. He then worked for Georgia staff for four seasons before replacing Chad Morris in his first four-year school head coach job.
After lacking spring training for the pandemic and doing 3-7 on a SEC-only schedule at Pitman’s debut last season, they have already exceeded their total wins in the second year.
“We are excited to be part of this group that will change history, change the momentum of Arkansas football and start a new path,” Morgan said. “I’m excited to be young men on the spot. This is how you win. This is how you keep winning. And we have to keep doing that. Our work isn’t done. “
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