No. 10 Arkansas last week hosted the Missouri State Bears, led by former Arkansas head coach and current Missouri State head coach Bobby Petrino, which brought trouble to Sam Pittman and his Razorbacks. Missouri State jumped to a 17-0 lead over Arkansas before Arkansas finished the game with a 38-27 win.

When asked about what the team needed to do to get the win on SportsCenter, Pittman explained it this way.

“We’re a resilient group, I think we have a really strong culture here,” he said. “Nobody panicked. Panic starts at the top, nobody panicked, we knew we had an opportunity to win the game, we had to quit turning the ball over, we turned the ball over three times to nothing, that’d put you down about 11% chance to win the game. Fortunately, we were able to do that with what you are seeing there, that really strong punt return for a touchdown late in the game, that certainly helped us.”

Arkansas will need to have a better start in the next game as it will face No. 23 Texas A&M in the Southwest Classic this week in Arlington, Texas.