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Tailback turn

Isaiah Augustave had his best collegiate performance and Dominique Johnson rediscovered his old form as the Razorbacks tapped into their tailback depth after injuries in Saturday’s win over Florida International.

Augustave broke multiple tackles en route to 101 rushing yards on 14 carries. That marked just the second 100-yard game for a Razorback in 2023, following Raheim Sanders’ 103-yard effort in a 39-36 win at Florida.

Johnson had a seasonbest 62 yards on six carries, including a 31yard touchdown, after the Hogs lost Raheim Sanders (shoulder) and Rashod Dubinion (knee) to injuries. Johnson scored his first touchdown in nearly two years after undergoing two knee surgeries.

“Isaiah earned his carry time,” Pittman said Monday when asked about the position group. “Dominique … he looked really good the other night I thought. And certainly AJ [Green].

“We’re going to try and rev up [Augustave] a little bit more after his performance, and I really like how Dominique, when he got his shoulders turned, he did some good things of moving the pile. He’s a big man.

“More importantly, I think he probably got some confidence out of it. He really hadn’t had a lot of confidence in that knee. He just hasn’t. Some guys get over it earlier, faster than others, but I think he got some confidence out of a few of those really good runs he made the other night.”