Arkansas has surged to a 3-0 start to begin its 2nd season under Sam Pittman. The Razorbacks dropped Rice in their season opener and upset Texas before knocking off Georgia Southern. Now, they have a big opportunity to send their loudest message yet to the SEC West as they take on Texas A&M at AT&T Stadium in this year’s edition of the Southwest Classic.

On CBS Sports HQ on Thursday, Gary Danielson discussed the wrinkles offensive coordinator Kendal Briles could install within the gameplay to keep the Aggies off-balance, with Jefferson playing a huge role.

“(Briles has) got them going sometimes tempo and sometimes they’re throwing the ball,” he said. “But I think the base of their offense is physical play that centers around their quarterback. K.J. Jefferson [is] a big guy [that] runs tough on their quarterback keeps…

“Put that together with the offensive line that Sam (Pittman) always puts together. They are huge again. They are a handful. They really are. They are coming at you in all different directions.”

The Razorbacks and Aggies kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET, with Danielson calling the game with Brad Nessler and Jamie Erdahl on “The SEC on CBS”.