FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team held practice Thursday in preparation for its first road game of the season.Head coach Bret Bielema spoke with the media after practice about the team’s improved health moving into Saturday.
“We’re actually taking 72 with us to Rutgers because out-of-conference you can take up to 80, and we haven’t done that in the first three ball games," Coach Bielema said. "We only took 70. So we’re taking a couple extra because we’re just that much healthier.”
Coach Bielema addressed the team’s game plan against Rutgers.
“As far as our game plan against Rutgers, I thought our guys have bought into it," Coach Bielema said. "We have very similar offenses going against each other, both like to run the football. So, I think there’s some carry-over there that’s very, very good. Defenses both are four-three personnel and have some similar schemes defensively, so it’s going to be a really fun game. I think it’s going to be a game that comes down to who executes, who performs well in the red zone, offense-defense, who plays well on special teams, and obviously who’s able to capitalize on other people’s miscues.”
The Razorbacks (3-0) travel to High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J., this Saturday to face Rutgers (2-1). Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CT and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.
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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