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No. 25 Arkansas beats Missouri, caps best season since 2011

Nov. 26, 2021 20:25 PM EST

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. The No. 25 Razorbacks capped their regular season with a 34-17 victory over...

Mizzou's Drinkwitz returning to Arkansas for rivalry game

Nov. 25, 2021 03:23 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Just 45 miles of interstate highway separate Eli Drinkwitz from where he started and where he is now as Missouri's head football coach. Raised in the small Arkansas town of Alma, Drinkwitz will come full circle Friday when his Tigers visit No....

NFL Prospect Watch: Arkansas NT John Ridgeway thriving

Nov. 24, 2021 08:11 AM EST

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. An afterthought coming out of high school because of...

Young sets record, No. 2 Bama tops No. 21 Arkansas 42-35

Nov. 20, 2021 20:21 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young passed for more yards than any Alabama quarterback ever had in a game. The second-ranked Crimson Tide needed that kind of performance — and every timely deep ball to Jameson Williams, too. Young passed for a...

No. 2 Alabama could clinch title shot versus No. 21 Arkansas

Nov. 18, 2021 15:06 PM EST

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. Series record: Alabama leads 24-7 (21-8 after NCAA sanctions). ...

No. 2 Bama aims to clinch SEC title shot vs No. 21 Arkansas

Nov. 18, 2021 12:12 PM EST

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. 2 Crimson...

Defense propels opportunistic Arkansas past LSU 16-13 in OT

Nov. 14, 2021 00:59 AM EST

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...

Arkansas, LSU foresee competitive 'Battle for the Boot'

Nov. 11, 2021 13:10 PM EST

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. 3 Alabama on the final play of LSU's game in Tuscaloosa last weekend. ...

Arkansas bowl eligible, one of 49 teams with at least 6 wins

Nov. 07, 2021 20:55 PM EST

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. That game ended...

Arkansas scores in final minute to beat Mississippi State

Nov. 06, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

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,...