FAYETTEVILLE — The 14th-ranked University of Arkansas football team practiced inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Wednesday afternoon as it continued to prepare for Saturday’s match up with New Mexico.
Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Willy Robinson commented that his defenders were working hard at perfecting their technique.
"They have to realize, when you’re matched equally with a guy as talented as you are, it’s still going to be the technique that wins," Coach Robinson said. "Who beats who to the first step and who plays at a lower pad level."
Coach Robinson also reflected on the team’s excitement to play in Little Rock on Saturday.
"A lot of our kids are from that area," Coach Robinson said. "They take great pride in playing down there. The surface is still going to have the Hog in the middle of it. It’s still going to be our home field, and we have a tradition and a standard that we’ve got to live up to."
Kickoff for Saturday’s game inside War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock is set for 6 p.m.. The game will be nationally televised on ESPNU.