Arkansas football: 3 takeaways from epic comeback win against No. 17 Mississippi State

KJ Jefferson, Arkasnas football (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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3. Arkansas football QB KJ Jefferson had his quietest game of the season

Quarterback KJ Jefferson was incredibly efficient against Mississippi State, completing 19 of his 23 pass attempts. But he only gained 191 yards through the air— his fewest against an SEC opponent since Georgia.

Likewise, he had his fewest rushing yards since Georgia, netting 14 yards. He had 11 attempts, meaning he was averaging just over 1 yard per carry. Throughout this season, he averages more than 5 yards per carry.

But, just because Jefferson’s stats weren’t off the chart doesn’t mean he didn’t make an impact. He made key plays, especially late in the fourth quarter.

He helped running back Dominique Johnson have a career best 107 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

Jefferson was able to connect with WR Treylon Burks for six catches, 82 yards and a touchdown.

The sophomore found other ways to impact the game on a positive level, which is a sign of a great and confident leader.

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