Hogs Go Through 60 Play Scrimmage During Wedne
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After opening Wednesday’s practice with 20 minutes of positional work, the Arkansas Razorbacks squared off for a two-hour scrimmage on the artificial surface practice field.
The Hogs went 60 snaps during the scrimmage and closed with a two-minute situation that resulted in a successful field goal attempt by kicker Chris Balseiro.
“Sometimes with a young group like this you just have to put the ball down and play,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “You can go fundamentals everyday, but they get bored with that and it doesn’t get them any snaps. I can’t wait to watch the film tonight.”
Nutt singled out several defensive players from scrimmage.
“Clarke Moore, Sam Olajabutu, Desmond Sims, Darren Rogers, Pierre Brown and Marcus Whitmore showed up today,” Nutt said. “I’m anxious to see how the secondary improved. We’ll come out here tomorrow and work an correcting any mistakes.”
Rogers, Brown and D’Nerian Wrighter led the defense with four tackles apiece, while Matterral Richardson had the lone interception of the day.
Offensively, Matt Jones hit nine-of-10 passes for 219 yards with a pair of touchdowns. Jones also ran for a 35-yard score on his only carry of the day. Steven Harris hauled in two passes for 80 yards including a 75-yard touchdown pass from Jones on the first play of the scrimmage.
Marcus Monk had one reception, a 52-yard touchdown strike from Jones. Carlos Ousley led the team with three receptions for 51 yards.
“This was good for us today,” Nutt added. “We didn’t have this planned until this morning. This was probably the most we have hit in a long time. We had a few guys go down, but you’ve got to play the game.”
The Razorbacks will practice once Thursday with that workout slated for 9 a.m.
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