Rocket Sanders closes in on SEC rushing title, historic feat for an Arkansas RB
Rocket Sanders can potentially land on some rare terrain on Friday afternoon for an Arkansas running back. The dynamic ball carrier can clinch the SEC rushing crown with 98 yards at Missouri.
That would make Sanders the first Razorback to earn the distinction since College Football Hall of Fame member Darren McFadden did it in 2007.
Entering today's game at Mizzou, RB Raheim Sanders needs 98 yards to win the SEC rushing title.
The last time an Arkansas player accomplished the feat was 2007, when RB Darren McFadden ran for a school-record 1,830 yards. pic.twitter.com/iRMfy0mgn7
— Razorback Communications (@RazorbackComms) November 25, 2022
The 6-foot-2, 227-pound sophomore has tallied 1,379 yards and 10 touchdowns with an average of 6.6 yards per carry. Sanders had his best game of the season last weekend in Arkansas’ 42-27 upset vs. Ole Miss. Sanders racked up 232 yards and 3 touchdowns on 24 carries.
Ole Miss’ Quinshon Judkins is currently atop the conference with 1,476 yards after gaining 91 yards in a 24-22 regular season finale loss to Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl.
The explosive Sanders has rushed for at least 100 yards in 7 contests this season. Sanders has 3 games this season with multiple touchdowns.
Arkansas-Missouri is slated for a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff and will be televised on CBS. Missouri leads the all-time series 9-4 vs. Arkansas. Arkansas won last season’s meeting 34-17 in Fayetteville. Prior to that, it was 5 consecutive victories for Missouri from 2016-2020.