FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team practiced Tuesday inside Walker Pavilion in preparation for Ohio State in the 77th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 4, 2011 in New Orleans. The Razorbacks, ranked 8th in the final regular season AP poll, will take a 10-2 (6-2, SEC) record to the Louisiana Superdome against the No. 6 Buckeyes (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten) for the school’s first BCS bowl appearance.
Head football coach Bobby Petrino, just the third coach to lead two programs to a BCS game since its inception, commented on the Razorbacks’ strong work ethic thus far.
"We’re just working on a lot of technique and fundamentals," Coach Petrino said. "We’re working ones against ones a little bit. You kind of go back to some of the drills that we do in two-a-days."
The Razorbacks have time to prepare for the Buckeyes’ offense, which Coach Petrino notes is advantageous. UA will look to employ what it learned during its Southeastern Conference schedule against OSU.
"There are similar schemes," Coach Petrino said. "They do some things different. A lot of times when you play a running quarterback it starts with your technique and fundamentals. You have to be very, very good with your eyes. And then you have to play fast."
The UA-OSU game will air on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. For more information on Arkansas football, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.