Razorback Put Finishing Touches On Game Plan F
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks spent a little more than an hour on the outdoor practice fields putting the finishing touches on their game plan for the South Carolina Gamecocks.
The Razorbacks worked on special teams and the two-minute offense in crisp, cool conditions. Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt met with members of the media following the workout.
“We had a good day of work,” Nutt said. “It was a good mental day of preparation. We’ve just about got everybody full speed and it’s time to go play now.”
The Razorbacks enter this weekend’s game with a 3-4 overall record and a 1-3 mark in the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas needs three more wins in their final four games to become bowl eligible for the seventh consecutive season under Nutt.
Since Nutt became head coach in 1998 the Razorbacks have posted an 18-8 record and have a .692 winner percentage in the month of November. The Razorbacks are 9-1 in the month over the last two seasons.
“The month of November is finally here and it’s time to go,” Nutt said. “Everybody (players) understands how important it is and that is the way they have practiced. Now it’s time to take it to the field.”
Nutt said quarterback Matt Jones is not expected to have any limitations this weekend after injuring his groin against Auburn.
“The only thing I can go by is what we’ve seen this week and he has looked good,” Nutt said. “He’s gone full speed and it’s all systems go right now. I think he is ready to go.”
Arkansas and South Carolina kickoff at 11:30 a.m. CT. The game will be televised regionally by Jefferson Pilot. Arkansas leads the series history with South Carolina 8-4.
The series is tied 3-3 in games played in Columbia. The Razorbacks posted a 23-0 victory over the Gamecocks in their last visit to Williams-Brice Stadium in the 2002 season.
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