Sanders closer to finding identity after career-high performance

The rushing attack was the name of the game for the Arkansas Razorbacks in their win over South Carolina on Saturday.

The No. 16 Razorbacks rushed for 295 yards on Saturday, doing so on 65 carries. The leader of the bunch was sophomore running back Raheim Sanders, who earned 156 yards on 24 touches and scored two touchdowns.

For Sanders, that marks the second straight game that he has eclipsed the 100-yard mark in the run column. He also caught three passes for 30 yards in the game. Head coach sam pittman believes that Sanders is earning an identity in the Razorback offense.

“I think he’s becoming an all-around back a little bit more,” Pittman said of Sanders following Arkansas’ 44-30 win over South Carolina on Saturday. “I thought he got tired after that long run down the sideline that Warren Thompson got the holding call. But other than that, I thought he played really, really well. Two 100-yard days back-to-back is pretty good. He’s a better back than he was a year ago.”

Sanders takes over the role as the premier back in the Arkansas offense following the transfer of Trelon Smith to UTSA at the conclusion of last season. Sanders was third on the team with 578 rushing yards last season and is off to a hot start this season with 273 yards on 44 carries.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire