FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Hogs completed a 90-minute workout Wednesday on the practice fields in continued preparation for their game Saturday against Auburn. It was a practice that head coach Houston Nutt thought the team prepared well, physically and mentally, for Arkansas’ return to conference play.
“The thing about playing Auburn is it (comes down to) the team that makes the fewest mistakes,” Nutt said. “After going against them this many times, it’s the team that makes the fewest mistakes. Most of the time it’s like that in any ball game, but especially this ball game.”
On top of limiting mistakes and turnovers, Nutt said the Hogs will need to be prepared for the physical, hard-nosed style associated with Southeastern Conference play, especially against Auburn because of the types of games played between the two schools in the past.
“It seems like it’s a game where there is a bit of a rival there and our guys know what they’re in for,” Nutt said. “They know it’s going to be a tough game. They know it’s going to go four quarters and sixty minutes and to come with both chin straps buckled, no question about it.”
In terms of focusing and executing the game plan, Nutt believes his team has done well this week and is looking for the same effort Thursday when the Razorbacks hit the practice fields for the final time this week.
“We’ve had a good, good week and we need one more good day of mental preparation tomorrow and get ready to go,” Nutt said.
Arkansas will return to the practice fields Thursday for its final workout of the week. Saturday’s game against Auburn will be televised on ESPN with kickoff scheduled for 6:45 p.m. CT. Log on to www.hogwired.com for more news about Razorback football.