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Second UA Football Scrimmage Set for Saturday

Second UA Football Scrimmage Set for Saturday

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt gets another look at his team in game-like situations on Saturday when the Razorbacks hold a scrimmage at 6 p.m. in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Originally planned to be a full-scale scrimmage, injuries led Nutt to consider canceling the event, but he has decided to proceed with a light-contact version.

The scrimmage is open and free to the public. Seating will be available on the East side and in the South end zone only. Gates 12, 13, 15 and 16 will open at 5 p.m., and 2006 schedule posters will be distributed at each gate.

Concession stands will also be open on the East and in the South, and the Hog Heaven Store in the South end zone will be open.

"With the injuries that we have had so far, we gave some thought to canceling the scrimmage," Nutt said. “But our fans and the excitement this pre-season have been outstanding and we want to get in front of our fans one more time before the opener. We’re going to play the game and go through some kicking situations, you’re just not going to see tackle football."

Saturday marks the second scrimmage for the Razorbacks. Last weekend, Nutt put his players through a 56-play scrimmage, not counting kicking and punting. Junior quarterback Robert Johnson completed seven-of-eight passes for 109 yards while freshman Mitch Mustain was five-of-eight for 70. Marcus Monk had four receptions for 81 yards. Defensively, junior strong safety Matt Hewitt had six tackles and two interceptions, and junior end Jamaal Anderson and senior end Desmond Sims each had two tackles for loss.

The Razorbacks open the season on Sept. 2 against the Southern California Trojans at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. The game will kick at 7:45 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPN.

Sports Category : Football