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UA defense set for LSU

BY ANDRES FOCIL
UA defense set for LSU

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team practiced Wednesday inside the Walker Pavilion as Saturday’s matchup with LSU approaches. The 12th-ranked Razorbacks (9-2, 5-2, SEC) take on the sixth-ranked Tigers (10-1, 6-1, SEC) inside War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. UA is 171-81-3 (.676) all-time when ranked in the top 15.

Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Willy Robinson said Tuesday evening that the UA-LSU contest’s final outcome will hinge on which team executes better.

"They know us and we know them," Coach Robinson said. "It’s going to be a matter of making plays."

The Razorbacks’ defense has been a group that has prided itself on flying to the football all season. Coach Robinson noted that UA’s speed would be important in meeting the Tigers’ offense head on.

"They have their scheme and they do their thing," Coach Robinson said. "Obviously we’ve got speed on the field."

In preparing for LSU this week, Coach Robinson admitted stopping the Tigers’ aerial attack would be a key to the Razorbacks’ success. He went on state that if UA plays its game correctly, Razorback fans are in for an exciting contest this weekend.

"I think the biggest improvement they’ve had is the fact that they’ve become more balanced in the passing game," Coach Robinson said. "We’re going to do the things or staples that we’ve done. They’ve proven against other teams that they work."

The UA-LSU game will air on CBS. For more information on Arkansas football, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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