Arkansas Continues Game Planning for LSU
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks spent and hour and a half practicing Tuesday for this Friday’s nationally-televised game against the LSU Tigers.
The Hogs split practice time between Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and the practice fields, working on team and individual drills before closing with kickoff coverage.
“We had a good day of work today,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “The guys were bouncing around pretty good. We worked real hard on the game plan and they are giving us great effort.”
The Razorback defense will face a stiff challenge against LSU which possesses two of the Southeastern Conference’s top 10 leaders in receiving yards per game.
Josh Reed leads all SEC wideouts with a 145.7 yards per game average, while Michael Clayton is ninth in the conference averaging 66.0 yards per game.
“All I can think about is Reed and Clayton,” Nutt said. “I think they are outstanding. They are big-time receivers and they have a quarterback in Rohan Davey who does a good job of getting them the ball.”
Nutt also commented on LSU tailback LaBrandon Toefield who is fifth in the SEC in rushing yards per game. Toefield is averaging 75.7 yards per contest and leads the conference in scoring with a 10.0 points per game average.
“They have a solid running game to compliment their passing attack,” Nutt said. “Toefield and Devery Henderson and Domanick Davis have done an outstanding job this season. They are all athletic and have great speed.”
Davis currently leads the SEC in punt return average. Davis is averaging 15.9 yards per punt return and has returned one for a touchdown.
“We need to get another good day of work in tomorrow,” Nutt said. “We need excellent mental preparation because that is what it is going to take.”
The Hogs and Tigers kickoff at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. The game will be televised by CBS.
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