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Arkansas prepares for matchup against Rutgers

Arkansas prepares for matchup against Rutgers

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team returned to the UA practice fields on Wednesday and continued to prepare for its non-conference matchup against Rutgers on Saturday in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Paul Haynes spoke to the media after practice and discussed the mindset of the team.

"The mindset is good," Coach Haynes said. "It’s time to move forward. We’re getting closer to the type of football we want to play. We did do some good things early in that football game, and we have to continue to do them. We have to improve on them. We have to get better at them. The mindset and attitude of our team is very good and we’re excited for Rutgers to come in here."

After practice the team was greeted by hundreds of students outside of the stadium in a pep rally to show support for the team. Coach Haynes talked about the support of Razorback fans and what that means to the team.

"That was awesome," Coach Haynes said. "Hog nation is strong. We have to put a good product on the field for them, that’s our job. They are strong, and they are proud. We’re looking forward to this game and having a great crowd out there supporting this football team. Hog nation is strong and they back their players."

Kickoff for Saturday’s game is set for 6:00 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU.

Tickets for three Fayetteville games are still on sale. Tickets for the non-conference games against Rutgers and Tulsa are $45, while tickets for the conference matchup against Kentucky are $55. Single-game tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the Razorback Ticket Center or by phone at 800-982-HOGS. Fans ordering tickets online have the option to print the tickets from home utilizing UA’s new eTicket system.

Single game tickets for the Oct. 27 Ole Miss game are still available for $65. The Razorbacks and Rebels are set to square off inside War Memorial Stadium for the 16th time in series history, including the first meeting since 1913, and the first time since 1992. Tickets purchased for Little Rock contests are not available with a print-at-home option.To show your support for the Razorback football postseason awards campaign follow @ARKTD2012 on Twitter.

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