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Running to ball is UA defensive key

Running to ball is UA defensive key

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team practiced Wednesday inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in its preparations for South Carolina. The 17th-ranked Razorbacks bring a 6-2 (3-2, SEC) record to the 18th-ranked Gamecocks (6-2, 4-2, SEC) with the game set to kick off Saturday at 6 p.m. inside Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C.

Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Willy Robinson commented on the high-caliber South Carolina running game, led by freshman running back Marcus Lattimore.

"Lattimore is a tremendous running back," Coach Robinson said. "And the more we study him, you’re looking at putting him in a position that he could end up being one of the best that the conference has had in a long time. He’s that good. He’s a true freshman; he’s a dynamic guy."

To help maintain the team’s defensive success, Coach Robinson noted the importance of the Razorbacks continuing to tackle well and run to the ball.

"It’s going to be a matter of getting off our blocks and getting hats to the ball," Coach Robinson said. "We’ve stressed it in a big time way this week that it’s going to take a lot hats to bring down these people and running to the football."

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