FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino met media Monday in the Raymond Miller Room at the Broyles Center, outlining the 12th-ranked Razorbacks preparatory plans for Saturday’s meeting with No. 6 LSU inside War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark. UA brings a 9-2 (5-2, SEC) record into the matchup with the Tigers (10-1, 6-1, SEC).
Coach Petrino noted that the Razorback team is excited for its second game of the season inside War Memorial Stadium. For the 15th consecutive year, the winner of the game between the Razorbacks and Tigers will earn the Golden Boot.
"We’re looking forward to our preparation for LSU," Coach Petrino said. "It will be fun to go down to Little Rock with a lot at stake. We have about 14 players on our team from Little Rock, and I think the atmosphere will be really special. We just have to do a great job this week in our preparation and our practice for another big game."
The Razorbacks are off to their best start under Coach Petrino and have their best mark after 11 games since 2006. UA continued its strong play last weekend at Mississippi State, turning away the then-22nd-ranked Bulldogs in double overtime, 38-31.
Coach Petrino admitted that the UA-MSU game was a battle that helped build the confidence of the Arkansas football team.
"I was proud of our team," Coach Petrino said. "It was a hard game. We went back and forth. It was a battle, and we hung in there. I really liked what I saw on the sideline when we went into overtime. The energy, the confidence and the competitive spirit that our players had, and we found a way to win the game. I really feel like we took a step forward and really grew up. It was a really good game for our football program."
The Arkansas-LSU game is set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. and will air on CBS. For more information on Razorback football, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.