Sam Pittman admitted that Arkansas turned on the jets in the running game, as the Razorbacks had 70 rushing yards in the first half, and 220 in the second half in the 41-27 win over Auburn.

He explained what that meant to Andraya Carter of the SEC Network.

“We hadn’t won the third quarter maybe all year,” Pittman said. “We challenged them at halftime, I think it was a four-point game to win the third quarter. … That’s all about the physicality of the runners, blockers, all that stuff, I was really pleased with how they came out in the second half.”

Pittman called KJ Jefferson “Superman” and Arkansas’ leader.

“He leads well, and I’m very, very happy for him and the football team,” Pittman said.

Pittman also noted that his defense was much improved.

“Three plays in the first half that crushed us,” he said. “And when we had our 1s in, we played pretty good in the second half, obviously we needed to get some of our kids some playing time on offense and defense and we gave up a score because of it. That’s irrelevant, the time the kids got to play is more important.”