Sam Pittman is chasing a white whale.

He’s seen relative success in his time in Fayetteville. With Arkansas’ 41-27 win over Auburn Saturday, Pittman earned his first win over the Tigers since arriving in 2020.

Pittman’s Razorbacks have now beaten 5 out of the 6 other teams in the SEC West. One to go.

It’s not fair to Alabama to say the Razorbacks were close this season. They did have the ball and a 5-point deficit a few weeks ago, but backup quarterback Jalen Milroe and Jahmyr Gibbs made sure to stifle that very quickly. Alabama went on to win, 49-26.

Arkansas is 5-3 on the year looking to finish strong after a bit of a stumble following that aforementioned Alabama game. The Razorbacks have now won 2 in a row with Hugh Freeze’s Liberty Flames on the docket for next week.