Sam Pittman and Arkansas suffered a tough loss to Mississippi State Saturday, but without KJ Jefferson, that was almost certain to be the result.

The Hogs struggled without their top quarterback. Arkansas rolled with Cade Fortin before handing the ball over to Malik Hornsby when Fortin began to struggle. Pittman discussed the decision to start Fortin postgame.

For what it’s worth, Pittman thinks Hornsby did a good job in relief.

 Pittman revealed that it was never the plan to play Jefferson against the Bulldogs. He believes Jefferson will be cleared to play on Monday.

He also said he decided Thursday that it was not worth it for Jefferson to play.