FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks spent a little more than an hour on the outdoor practice fields putting the finishing touches on their game plan for the 16th-ranked Florida Gators Thursday afternoon.
Arkansas (3-1, 1-0 SEC) and Florida (2-1, 1-1 SEC) meet in “The Swamp” this Saturday at 11 a.m. CT. The game will be televised nationally by CBS.
Razorback head coach Houston Nutt said the Hogs have worked hard on being mentally prepared for this weekend’s game.
“Our guys have had a great concentration level, and that’s what it is going to take,” Nutt said. “When you take a team on the road the communication skills have got to be perfect. We’re going to one of the best environments there is in college football and it takes 70 guys all working on the same page offensively and defensively.”
Nutt added the Razorbacks have worked on understanding when to take timeouts and what to do in certain situations.
On the injury front, Nutt said the Razorbacks are in fairly good shape heading towards their first road game of the season.
“Everybody for the most part looks good,” Nutt said. “Chris Houston is still doubtful. Those high ankle sprains take a really long time to heal.”
Arkansas is looking for its first win over Florida since the 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl when the Razorbacks posted a 28-24 victory over the Gators.
This Saturday’s game marks just the second trip to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the Razorbacks. Their first game in Gainesville came in 1997 and saw Florida record a 52-7 victory.