FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team held practice Thursday inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in preparation for Saturday’s game. Head coach Bret Bielema was available to media after practice and spoke about the state of practice over the week.
“Throughout the course of the week I thought our guys locked into the game plan," Coach Bielema said. "We had a good Thursday practice. I really thought Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday have been extremely good, focused. This time of the year when you go 3-3 after three losses you worry about their mental state or just their ability to stay engaged, and they’ve been nothing but very, very positive and very, very upbeat about the opportunity come Saturday. A Homecoming game, it’s all about Arkansas, one that I think our kids are going to be excited to play especially with the early kickoff.”
Coach Bielema also spoke about the improvement in the passing game during practice.
“I know one of our three offensive goals this week is to be more efficient in the passing game," Coach Bielema said. "Right away everybody thinks that goes to throwing and catching. Well, it has a lot to do with protection. It has a lot to do with having someone not in the quarterback’s face that’s making him throw the ball earlier in a rush. It has to do with the ability for the quarterback to step through a nice window and throw the ball accurately and give the receivers a chance to catch it. I think there was steady improvement, and I’m excited to see for this Saturday.”
Kickoff for Saturday’s game against South Carolina inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville is scheduled for 11:21 a.m., and the game will be available across the country on SEC TV. For a complete listing of affiliates airing this week’s game click here.
Single-game tickets for the South Carolina and Auburn games in Fayetteville and the Mississippi State game in Little Rock on Nov. 23 are on sale. Single-game tickets can be purchased at ArkansasRazorbacks.com, at the Razorback Ticket Center or by calling 800-982-HOGS (4647). Additionally, tickets for the Little Rock game can be purchased at the War Memorial Stadium Ticket Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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