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Razorbacks Focused on Showdown in Tennessee

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks Focused on Showdown in Tennessee

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas football team spent 45 minutes in shorts and helmets finishing up the work week on Thursday afternoon inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in preparation for Saturday’s SEC showdown at No. 22 Tennessee.

The Razorbacks focused on all aspects of the kicking game from kickoffs, to punts, to field goals and PATs. The Hogs also put in a lot of work on the two-minute drill at the end of Thursday’s practice.

“Boy we had a good day today,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “We were very focused, and we came out with a great sense of urgency. We covered everything: special teams, offense, defense and two-minute situations. We had a good day.”

Arkansas is looking for its fifth-straight win overall and its second straight against the Volunteers after a 31-14 triumph last season in Fayetteville. Tennessee enters the game with a 7-3 overall record and a 4-2 mark in SEC play.

The status of free safety Kevin Woods is still up in the air after injuring his shoulder last Saturday against South Carolina. The senior is listed as questionable for the Tennessee game, but he will be making the trip to Knoxville. Rashaad Johnson had a good week filling in for the injured Woods, and will be ready to make his first career start if Woods can’t go.

Both senior wide receiver Marcus Monk and Robert Johnson will start Saturday’s showdown with the Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. Lincoln Financial Sports will broadcast the game, which is slated to kickoff at 11:30 a.m. CT.



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