Ultimate Game Day Guide | Ole Miss in Arkansas

KJ Jefferson (Photo: Nelson Chenault, USA TODAY Sports)

• With a victory against Ole Miss, Sam Pitman would become the fourth Arkansas head coach to earn bowl eligibility in each of his first three seasons, joining Lou Holtz (1977-79), Ken Hatfield (1984-86) and Houston Nutt (1998-00).

•QB KJ Jefferson does its damage in the air and on the ground. Jefferson completed 148 of 222 passes (66.7%) for 1,981 yards and 17 touchdowns with just three interceptions while rushing for 425 yards and six scores in eight games. Despite missing two games, Jefferson, who has eight career games with a passing and rushing touchdown, is one of two SEC quarterbacks with 15 passing touchdowns and at least five rushing scores this season.

• RB Raheim ‘Rocket’ Sanders is the Hogs’ leading rusher in 10 games, averaging 1,147 yards on 185 carries (6.2 average) with seven rushing scores. Sanders, who ranks second in the SEC in rushing yards (1,147) and rushing yards per game (114.7), needed just eight games this season to reach the 1,000 rushing yard mark , tying RB Madre Hill’s program record of eight games set in 1995.

• WR Jadon Haselwood leads Arkansas with a team-high 49 catches for 592 yards (12.1 average) and three touchdowns in 10 games. A transfer from Oklahoma, Haselwood caught three or more passes in each of his first 10 games as a hog and had at least one reception in 26 consecutive games played since the 2019 season.

• KG Drew Sander became one of the best defensive playmakers in college football this season, racking up 86 total tackles with a leading 12.0 tackles for loss and a team-high 8.5 sacks in 10 games. His 8.5 sacks are the most by a Razorback defenseman since DE Chris Smith totaled 8.5 sacks in 2013, which is tied for eighth most in a season in school history. Sanders leads the SEC in sacks, sitting half a sack ahead of Alabama LB Will Anderson Jr. (8.0).

•QB KJ Jeffersonthe undisputed leader of the Arkansas offense, is set to make his 24th career start under center this Saturday against No. 14 Ole Miss. Of his 23 career starts to date, 10 have come against the top 25 teams in the AP Poll.

• The Razorbacks have scored 30 or more points in 14 of Jefferson’s 23 career starts as quarterback.

• In less than two full seasons as a starting quarterback, Jefferson ranks in the program’s top 10 in: completions (380 – No. 8), passing yards (5,149 – No. 8), plays 300-yard passes (5, No. 8). 3), 300-yard passing games against SEC teams (2, #5), touchdown passes (41 – #7), total offensive yards (6,363 – #6), touchdowns responsible for (57 – No. 5).

• Jefferson led the Hogs to a nine-win season in 2021 – their most wins in a year since 2011 – as well as their

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