Hogs Have Final Scrimmage Before Spring Game
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A rather large crowd was on hand during Thursday’s practice session to enjoy the Razorbacks’ scrimmage before Saturday’s spring game. The two-hour practice session saw the Razorbacks go through their normal agenda of individual drills on the practice fields followed by an hour-long scrimmage within the confines of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
“Some of these guys were ready to go in early, but as we got into it, they were ready to go again,” Nutt said. “The defense really ran around today and played hard. Jeb Huckeba continues to make plays and I think Arrion Dixon has had an excellent spring. Our linebackers have showed some exceptional quickness in getting to the ball and arriving in a bad mood. I was proud of the speed of the game, the guys getting there and forcing lost yardage plays. That was the biggest thing today. They did a good job mixing up their blitzes. We’re still playing a lot of zones and did a good job with it.
“Offensively we had a couple of pretty good drives, but we’ve got to do better than that. We’re going to correct a couple of things tomorrow, have a good day fundamentally and the finish right on Saturday. Cedric Washington has been making a play a day that catches your eye, he’s a play maker and you have to get him on the field.”
Caleb Miller had an outstanding scrimmage, leading the Hogs on defense. Miller racked up seven tackles (three solo), and two sacks for 12 yards lost. Marcus Whitmore also made a good showing for the Razorback defense as he had a four-yard sack during the mock game.
On offense, the Hogs began to air the ball out as they threw the ball 36 of 82 plays. Matt Jones was 11 of 7 for 73 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Sorahan was 6 of 15 for 55 yards and a touchdown. George Wilson and Carlos Ousley both caught three passes. Wilson gained 50 yards, including a 33-yard jaunt. Ousley had a 37-yard catch and a touchdown.
In the rushing category, De’Arrius Howard picked up 74 yards on six tries while Cedric Cobbs had 44 yards on nine attempts. Walk-on Maurice Fayne touched the ball seven times for 26 yards.
Arkansas closes spring football drills on Saturday with a noon Spring Game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The team will be split into two evenly divided squads and they will play four six-minute quarters. The team will take the field for warm-ups around 11:45 a.m.
Seating will be available in the lower level of the east side stands, and in the Red Zone seats of the south end zone. Concession stands on the east side will be open, as well as the Hog Heaven store in the south end zone. The west side stands and all upper deck seating will be closed.
Fans will be able to enter the stadium through gates one, 12, 13, 15 and 16. Gates will open at 11 a.m. There is no admission charge.
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