FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team capped its week of practice Thursday in preparation for its Southeastern Conference opener at Georgia (1-1, 0-1 SEC). The Razorbacks took to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in the afternoon for their final full workout before kicking off against UGA at 11 a.m. (CST), Saturday. Head coach Bobby Petrino, in his third season at UA, thinks the 2-0 Razorback squad is fully prepared after a stellar week of workouts.
"I’ve been impressed with our team," Coach Petrino said. "We asked them to have a great week of practice, focus and concentrate. From Tuesday practice, our concentration, focus and effort have been very good. I’m really looking forward to going on the road and playing our first conference game."
The solid lead-up to UA’s first game outside of the state of Arkansas can be attributed to the Razorbacks’ exemplary group of leaders, noted Coach Petrino.
"I’m happy with the leadership of our football team," Coach Petrino said. "I think we’re ready to go play a game."
Coach Petrino made the point that the lauded Razorback offense only needs to focus on itself to achieve success. UA leads the league in total offense (509.0) and passing offense (361.5).
"There are all kinds of challenges," Coach Petrino said. "But what we really need to do is focus on ourselves. It’s just understanding what their looks are."
The Razorbacks will don their road whites for the first time this season. Coach Petrino expressed that the team only needs to play how it has practiced all week.
"We need to do a good job of focusing and sticking together," Coach Petrino said. "We need to have very good communication."
The 11 a.m. UA-UGA contest will air on ESPN. For more information on Razorback football, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.