No. 11 Arkansas Prepares For Multiple Offensiv
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks spent just over an hour and a half on the outdoor practice fields Wednesday polishing the game plan for this Saturday’s nationally televised game against the Florida Gators.
Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said the Razorbacks focused on assignments as the Gators will present a variety of offensive formations.
The Gators enter the game with the third ranked scoring offense in the Southeastern Conference, averaging 33.0 points per game. Florida’s passing attack is fourth in the league with a 259.3 yards per game average.
“Most of the day was good,” Nutt said. “It’s still a lot of learning with all the sets Florida runs offensively. They do a good job of getting the tight end involved in the offense. Their wide outs are good and they have two good tailbacks, so there is a lot to prepare for.”
Florida wide receiver Kelvin Kight is ninth in the SEC in receptions per game, averaging 3.7 catches per contest. Kight has 26 receptions on the season for 370 yards and two touchdowns.
True freshman quarterback Chris Leak is fifth in the league in pass efficiency and completed 18-of-30 passes for 229 yards and two scores against LSU last weekend in Baton Rouge.
“They have a mobile quarterback who can make plays with his feet,” Nutt said. “He has done a good job for them so far and keeps getting better.”
Nutt added the Razorbacks have had a little more contact the last two days of practice.
“We wanted to get back to where we were the first four weeks of the season,” Nutt said. “I think the linemen will be the first to tell you we weren’t where we needed to be against Auburn, especially in the first half.”
Arkansas (4-1, 1-1 SEC) and Florida (4-3, 2-2) will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The game will be televised by CBS.
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