Sam Pittman roasts Ole Miss for allegedly faking injuries: 'They came back though'
Arkansas vs. Ole Miss on Saturday gave us one of the wildest games of Week 6.
The Razorbacks and Rebels treated fans at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford to an offensive shootout, one that ended with the Rebels claiming a 52-51 win after a Hogs chance at a game-winning 2-point conversion with no time remaining failed. Teams combined for nearly 1,300 yards of total offense, with both breaking the 300-yard mark on the ground.
But on Monday, Razorbacks head coach Sam Pittman appeared to insinuate that a few injuries to the Rebels’ defensive linemen were coming at fairly suspicious times in an attempt to slow his team’s offensive tempo.
“They came back though,” he said when asked about it. “They were healthy enough to get back in there.”
When asked if the team could have the NCAA review some of the injuries to find if they were legitimate or not, Pittman responded in the negative, while saying that “the rule has to change” when it comes to injury stoppages and that it should at least be reviewed.
“Right now, there’s no penalty,” he continued. “I’m not saying that the guys weren’t hurt (but)…that’s the first time that many injures had happened in a game this year. Last year it happened to us a few times, and we’ll address that. Again, I’m not saying they were hurt or weren’t hurt or whatever. It’s just [that] there were a whole bunch of them.”
Pittman was alluding to Missouri’s 50-48 win against Arkansas last year in the Battle Line Rivalry, after which he called out Tigers players for faking injuries in order to slow what had been a fast-moving Razorbacks team.