SEC Network makes embarrassing error on KJ Jefferson graphic during Arkansas-Auburn
The SEC Network is on hand at Jordan-Hare Stadium for the Auburn-Arkansas game. Admittedly, it’s been a game with several miscues by both teams on the football field.
The miscues, though, have extended to the crew working the game as well. With 6 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter, the Razorbacks took a 24-13 lead after KJ Jefferson connected with Jadon Haselwood from 11 yards out. It was the 2nd passing touchdown for the Arkansas signal-caller and his 3rd overall of the game after running in for a score earlier.
The SEC Network showed a graphic highlighting Jefferson’s performance up until that point. While the stats were correct, there was just one problem: the photo showed Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders, as pointed out by 247Sports’ Brandon Marcello:
Umm, that's Shedeur Sanders pic.twitter.com/6ybfDq2zWF
— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) October 29, 2022
Perhaps ESPN’s graphics crew had their minds on College GameDay’s earlier visit to Jackson State ahead of the Jaguars’ game against Southern University, with Sanders a big reason why the Jaguars are undefeated and ranked within the top 10 in the FCS rankings.
Still, it’s interesting how something like this got missed.