Sam Pittman discusses decision to go for 2 and the win against Ole Miss
Mississippi and Arkansas played the game of the year to date in college football on Saturday, with the No. 17 Rebels holding on for a 52-51 win over the No. 13 Razorbacks.
Trailing 52-45, Arkansas scored on the last play of the game when KJ Jefferson found Warren Thompson on a 9-yard touchdown pass, at which point all eyes turned to Razorbacks head coach Sam Pittman.
Would he go for a 2-point conversion and the win or would he play for overtime?
Pittman rolled the dice and went for the win, but Jefferson’s pass on the conversion attempt sailed out the back of the end zone, giving Ole Miss the win.
After the game, Pittman discussed his decision.
“I wish the results were different,”Pittman said. “I think I’d do it probably 100 percent of the time in the situation we were in. Ole Miss was scoring easily and we had to work for ours.”
“I wish the results were different. I think I’d do it probably 100% of the time in the situation we were in. Ole Miss was scoring easily and we had to work for ours.”
-Pittman on going for two at the end of the game
— Mason Choate (@ChoateMason) October 9, 2021
The hard-fought loss dropped Arkansas to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the SEC.
The Razorbacks will play host to Auburn next Saturday as they look to get back into the win column.