Fans react to Arkansas QB KJ Jefferson's first half after he started in place of injured Feleipe Franks
Arkansas got some tough news just before kickoff against Mizzou on Saturday, when it was revealed that starting QB Feleipe Franks was going to miss the game with a rib injury.
That meant redshirt freshman KJ Jefferson got the start. And, after a rough first couple of series, he settled in and made some big plays.
Here’s a big 68-yard touchdown pass he had to star WR Treylon Burks to tie the game midway through the second quarter:
KJ Jefferson to Treylon Burks for 68-yard touchdown.
Burks has been unguardable at times this season.pic.twitter.com/a2YtmFCC9Y
— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) December 5, 2020
Fans were pleasantly surprised with how the offense looked with Jefferson at the helm. Here’s a look at some of the first-half reactions:
I am very impressed with how KJ Jefferson is playing. Keep it up KJ!
— All-American Hog (@AllAmericanHog) December 5, 2020
I think Arkansas will be fine with KJ Jefferson
— Chris Howeth (@cshoweth) December 5, 2020
How does Arkansas only have 3 wins? KJ Jefferson is the real deal. This is going to be a tough one to win.
— CMDUB (@camwellen) December 5, 2020
I really enjoy KJ Jefferson’s game.
Hogs are really missing Catalon here in the first half. Keep it close and let’s rock in the second half.
— Justin Bates (@_JB1981) December 5, 2020
— Austin Jackson (@a96jack) December 5, 2020
KJ Jefferson people!! pic.twitter.com/OrcSuk9Y54
— JWill (@jaredW09) December 5, 2020
KJ “The Tank” Jefferson has 2 TDs today. #wps
— Mr. Landman (@Bender3352) December 5, 2020
KJ JEFFERSON pic.twitter.com/dTJgoHaIG1
— Noah Pittman (@NoahPittman) December 5, 2020
— RunDMC (@RunDMC51915800) December 5, 2020
KJ Jefferson only threw two passes before today’s game against Missouri. He’s 8-12 with 118 yards and 2 TDs with 3:39 left in the 2Q. We’ve got a shootout in the Battle Line Rivalry. pic.twitter.com/AWK47bbckC
— Langston Newsome (@LangstonNewsome) December 5, 2020
We’ll see if Arkansas and Jefferson can continue to put up big numbers offensively moving forward.