FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team practiced Wednesday in Donald W. Reynolds with the weather staying damp for the squad’s preparations for ULM. The Razorbacks, ranked 14th in the AP poll, take on the Warhawks in Little Rock, Ark., Saturday at 6 p.m. inside War Memorial Stadium.
Coming off a 44-3 victory against Tennessee Tech, Arkansas will look to keep up its strict defense, which ranks second in the Southeastern Conference in scoring defense (3.0). Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Willy Robinson thinks the season-opening win is a perfect building point for his defensive unit.
"After we watched it as a staff, I feel like we really ran to the ball well," Coach Robinson said. "There were a bunch of times where we had nine, ten or eleven guys in the frame at the end of the play."
Game preparation can prove hectic on a week-by-week basis, but Coach Robinson noted his strong feelings towards this team’s readiness for its second opponent, ULM.
"It’s not that much different than the offense we just faced," Coach Robinson said. "Once the ball is snapped, there are some very similar things they do with the ball."
Once again practicing outdoors in Razorback Stadium, Coach Robinson explained the UA squad was taking the extra step to be ready for Saturday’s contest.
"We are playing in the elements that we might have to deal with," Coach Robinson. "I don’t think it is confining us. I think our kids operated well. We’ve got to get used to it; we’re fine with it."
The UA-ULM matchup will be broadcast Saturday by FSN. For more information on Arkansas football, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.