Hogs Back at Work Following Win Over Ole Miss
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks returned to the practice fields for the first time since their seven overtime victory over the Ole Miss Rebels last Saturday.
The Razorbacks spent an hour and a half working on team drills in preparation for this Saturday’s homecoming contest against the Central Florida Golden Knights.
“The guys came out today and gave us a great effort,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “This is a big week. We are playing a very talented team. Central Florida has a lot of good athletes. Their quarterback can make plays. We need to get another good week of practice to get ready.”
Although the Hogs took Sunday and Monday off following Saturday’s game, Nutt said many of the Razorbacks were banged up.
“We’re still tired and we had a lot of walking wounded today,” Nutt said. “We had a lot of key guys that didn’t practice today like Kenny Sandlin, Mark Bokermann and Curt Davis. But we have got to fight through it. We are going to demand a lot out of them this week and today was just the first day.”
Nutt added that although some starters missed practice, several second team players were able to step in and get valuable work.
“Scott Davenport and Josh Melton got some work today,” Nutt said. “It was good to get them working with the first team and get them some reps.”
Arkansas enters the game with a 5-3 overall record and 3-3 mark in the Southeastern Conference. The Hogs have won four straight games which is the longest current winning streak in the SEC.
Central Florida brings a 5-4 record into the game this weekend. The Golden Knights got off to a 1-3 start after dropping tough games on the road to Clemson, Syracuse and Virginia Tech. Since then, Central Florida has won four of its last five games.
The Razorbacks and Golden Knights will kickoff at 1 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The game will not be televised.
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