Arkansas Begins Preparations for Mississippi S
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks began working on the game plan for the Mississippi State Bulldogs with an hour and a half workout behind Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium Tuesday afternoon.
Although the Bulldogs enter this Saturday’s contest with a 2-6 overall record and a 1-5 mark in the Southeastern Conference, Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said Mississippi State presents a formidable challenge for the Hogs.
“Joe Lee Dunn’s defense is always very tough,” Nutt said. “They give you a lot of fronts and different looks. They make you prepare for a lot. We spent some extra time in meetings studying what they do and going over assignments.”
Nutt added the Bulldogs possess a pair of talented tailbacks in Dontae Walker and Dicenzo Miller and an experienced quarterback in senior Wayne Madkin.
“Walker and Miller do an excellent job carrying the football,” Nutt said. “They are big, strong backs who have good speed. Madkin has good movement outside the pocket and can make big plays on the run.” Mississippi State has also employed a two-quarterback system this season with Madkin as the starter and Kevin Fant coming in off the bench.
“Fant has been very accurate throwing the ball this year,” Nutt said. “He has come in off the bench and given them a lift. He seems to be more comfortable with their offense and that is something we will have to prepare for.”
Arkansas enters the contest riding a five game winning streak and stands at 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the SEC.
The Razorbacks and Bulldogs will kickoff at 1 p.m. this Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The game will not be televised.
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