Sam Pittman is taking Arkansas to a bowl game for a third time, but the Razorbacks enter the postseason on a down note.

Arkansas lost 29-27 at Mizzou on Friday, dropping to 6-6 on the 2022 season. Pittman’s squad was without Myles Slusher and Bumper Pool in the game.

The third-year Arkansas head coach discussed those absences and more after Friday’s Battle Line Rivalry game. Here’s what Pittman told members of the media:

  • Thought Arkansas played hard, but not always smart.
  • Called Mizzou QB Brady Cook difference in the game.
  • On going for a field goal at the 2-yard line in 4th quarter: Chose to take the points after struggling to move the ball on the last few plays.
  • Hogs were physically dominated by the Tigers.
  • Called it a hard decision to punt on 4th and 8.
  • On Myles Slusher: He quit the team on Sunday.
  • On bowl eligibility, noted that Las Vegas Bowl would be earlier which could mean missed recruiting opportunities in December.
  • Bumper Pool’s surgery went well on Wednesday.
  • Hoping to see Jadon Haselwood come back for another season.

Pittman’s full presser can be viewed below: