KJ Jefferson had the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime. Cam Little kicked four field goals.
Arkansas’ quarterback and kicker were, accordingly, easy choices as RazorbacksWire Players of the Game in Arkansas’ 39-36 win over Florida on Saturday. A win, by the way, that snapped a six-game losing streak and gave the program its first-ever victory in Gainesville.
Jefferson and Little were hardly the only players that shined, though. New offensive coordinator Kenny Guiton’s offense was dynamic througout, especially as it had a healthy Rocket Sanders at running back.
On defense, Arkansas has had better games this year, but the defensive backs were especially aggressive, providing a showcase for Dwight McGlothern, Jaylen Braxton and Snaxx Johnson.
In all, we have five Players of the Game, but on a day like Saturday, to say it was a team effort is wholly accurate.
Offense: Cam Little (Editor E. Wayne, contributor Steve Andrews)
Arkansas’ kicker didn’t get the game-winning points, but the Hogs don’t win without him. Little went 4 of 5 on field-goal attempts, with his only miss coming from 50 yards.
Offense: KJ Jefferson (contributor Derek Oxford)
Jefferson had his best game of the season. He was 20 of 31 passing for 255 yards and two touchdowns and he ran for another 92 yards and a touchdown.
Offense: Raheim Sanders (contributor Connor Goodson)
Rocket Sanders is finally healthy. The preseason All-American running back had played in just three games this season as a knee injury kept him hampered. He didn’t score against the Gators, but his 102 yards on the ground were more than he had in the three previous games combined.
Defense: Jaylen Braxton (Andrews, Oxford)
Braxton’s strip-and-score gave Arkansas a 14-0 lead early in the first quarter. The freshman cornerback was good after that, too, with four tackles.
Defense: Dwight McGlothern (E. Wayne, Goodson)
McGlothern, a preseason All-SEC cornerback, hadn’t played since the Texas A&M game on Sept. 30. He missed two games because of injury and most recently, he had missed the Mississippi State game because he wasn’t good enough lately, coach Sam Pittman said.
McGlothern responded against the Gators, registering five tackles, including one for-loss and breaking up three passes.