FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 5 Arkansas football team focused on the mental aspect of the game during an hour long workout Thursday afternoon on the practice fields south of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
“Thursdays are always a concentration day, a mental day,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “We had just about everybody back out, Marcus Monk and Farod Jackson got a little work in. All of the guys you saw resting a little bit yesterday were back out practicing today. Here it is Thursday again that quick, so tomorrow let’s get on that bus, get on that plane and go.”
The Razorbacks make the trip to Starkville and Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field, a venue that has always been a difficult place for the Hogs to play. The Bulldogs have struggled this season, but are playing their best football of the season after an upset of Alabama in Tuscaloosa two weeks ago.
“They (Mississippi State) are thinking about pride, having back-to-back wins and beating a ranked opponent,” Nutt said. “They want to send their seniors out the right way. The bottom line is we have to worry about our business. We’ve got to worry about our execution, our defense, our offense, special teams. Everybody has to play at their highest level.”
The Razorbacks and Bulldogs are schedule for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff from Starkville. The game will not be televised, but can be heard on ARSN or over the internet inside the RazorZone at Hogwired.com.