The Razorbacks (3-1, 1-1 SEC) had a chance to take the lead with 1:30 remaining, but Cam Little’s 42-yard field goal attempt from the left hashmark hit near the top of the right upright — and fluttered to the ground in the end zone no good.
Rocket Sanders and Bryce Stephens had long scoring plays in a 2:22 span of the fourth quarter to help No. 10 Arkansas beat Missouri State and former Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino 38-27 on Saturday night
Sanders had a career day in Arkansas’ 44-30 win over South Carolina on Sept. 10, setting career highs in total tackles (11), including eight solo stops, tackles for loss (3.0-14) and sacks with two while adding one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry.
The new five–year agreement runs from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2027 and includes a series of scheduled salary increases and up to two one-year agreement extensions based on NCAA Tournament appearances.
Jefferson, who is one of 30 quarterbacks on the watch list, led the Hogs to a nine-win season in 2021 – their most wins in a year since 2011 – as well as their first New Year’s Day bowl game win since the 2000 Cotton Bowl. The Sardis, Miss., native started all 13 games at quarterback, completing 198-of-294 (67.3%) passes for 2,676 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Smith, a consensus national top-3 recruit, was also selected the #1 overall prospect in the country by 247Sports.com, the top-rated point guard in the country by Rivals.com and the top-rated shooting guard in the nation by ESPN.com. Smith was a McDonald’s All-American and was named co-MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic.