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#14 Arkansas 31, ULM 7Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010War Memorial Stadium — Little Rock, Ark.Head Coach Bobby Petrino quotes: ULMOpening statements: “We’re 2-0 and that’s the main thing. I’m really proud of our defense. It’s good to see them understanding what they’re supposed to do, which allowed us to play very fast and tackle well and make plays. We did give up the one long drive at the end, but for three and a half quarters, we shut them out.”“Offensively, sometimes you have to wear them out. I get the feeling sometimes with our offense, that they think they can just go out and everything good is going to happen right away. You just have to wear them out. We didn’t play the way we wanted to play in the first half. We certainly didn’t convert the third downs and that’s really what hurt us in the first half. I was probably stubborn in trying to hit some runs in there instead of just throwing it every down.”On the punt returns: “Joe (Adams) is doing a nice job on punt returns. He had a couple of them real close to going the distance, so I think the more we work on that, the closer we’ll get to having some big returns. He’s certainly a threat every time he touches the ball.”On the play of the defense: “I’m happy. I can’t say I’m surprised, but I am happy with the way they’re playing. They’re playing fast, we’re not making many errors. We got guys running to the ball. When you watch them play, they’re having fun out there. We’re playing a lot of guys and getting a lot of experience. When you look at where our defense has played in the two games, you have to feel good about it.”Arkansas Quarterback Ryan Mallett“We had to come out in the second half and adjust. We slid under the man coverage and made more plays coming out of halftime. “It felt good to get hit. In the first game I didn’t get touched that much. This is football, you’re going to get hit and it felt good to get back to that.”“You have to give their guys credit. They have a really fast defense. Our guys were winning the one-on-one matchup, but weren’t making the big plays. 7-0 at halftime is not how we play ball. We talked about that at halftime and came out making plays in the second half. The defense played great, they really held ULM on the ropes for us and kept us in the game.”“We know how we can execute and we know that if we don’t then we can get frustrated. You can’t do that; especially going into SEC play. That is something that we will address Monday.”“They can’t cover Childs. I don’t think that anyone in the country can cover Greg Childs one-on-one.”Arkansas Safety/Linebacker Jerico Nelson“ Coming into this game, the biggest thing Coach Robinson preached on was stopping the run. We have to stop the run and make teams throw the ball so that we can get turnovers. We were making some adjustments towards the end and ended up letting them get into the end zone. Other than that, we played a pretty good overall game.”“I know that Coach Robinson has some tricks up his sleeve. We haven’t revealed the entire defense yet, but I’m sure we will bring out something new in the SEC. We’ll find out tomorrow what all we are going to do. It’s very important to win your first SEC game. Right now we are 2-0, you can’t go 3-0 without 2-0. We are going to leave here today and get ready to go to Georgia and go 3-0.”University of Louisiana-Monroe ULM Head Coach Todd Berry “We played an extremely good and well-coached team in Arkansas. I think the people that are from Monroe have heard me say this before, when you get a quarterback, you are good on defense and have a sound kicking game you are going to win some championships. I think Arkansas is at that point right now. A great quarterback, strong defensive football team, they made some plays and we didn’t make enough of them. I felt we played pretty well on defense. Robert Nelson I feel like you have to play harder than the opponent. The game plan was to stop the wide receivers.
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