Arkansas Works Out In Rain In Preparation For
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks spent the majority of Wednesday’s practice outdoors in cold, damp conditions as they continued to polish the game plan for this Saturday’s showdown with the 24th-ranked Auburn Tigers.
The Razorbacks finished the last portion of practice inside the Walker Indoor Pavilion with music blaring to simulate the noisy environment of Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn.
Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt was pleased with the Hogs’ effort during the hour and a half practice session.
“We had a good day today,” Nutt said. “Everybody was focused and had good concentration. We got some work in the rain in case we get any during the game and the team performed well.”
Nutt noted the Razorbacks will need to take particular care of the football against the Tigers who have forced 18 turnovers in five games and have scored 70 points off their opponents miscues.
“Auburn has done a good job of taking advantage of other team’s mistakes,” Nutt said. “They have scored nearly half their points off turnovers and we’ve got to make sure we don’t do that this weekend. We really have to take care of the football.”
The Razorbacks will also be forced to slow down the Tigers’ running attack which features the conference leader in rushing yards, Carnell Williams.
“We’ve got to wrap him up,” Nutt said. “That will be a big chore. He has been a big performer for them this season.”
Nutt also commented on the Razorbacks’ offensive line.
“We’re still worried about Mark Bokermann,” Nutt said. “Bo Lacy is still hobbled a little bit. They are getting better, but I don’t know if Mark will be ready by Saturday.”
Arkansas and Auburn will kickoff at 11:30 a.m. CT with the game carried regionally by Jefferson Pilot.
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