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UA offense eyes Tiger defense

UA offense eyes Tiger defense

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team practiced Tuesday inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in preparation for LSU. The 12th-ranked Razorbacks (9-2, 5-2, SEC) will face the sixth-ranked Tigers (10-1, 6-1, SEC) inside War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee admitted that Saturday’s UA-LSU game will be an exciting matchup.

"It’s another battle in our conference," Coach McGee said. "Our kids have done a good job with it. It’s an SEC West game, and they are all close games."

The Razorbacks enter this weekend’s game coming off a double overtime 38-31 victory at Mississippi State. UA is off to its best start under head coach Bobby Petrino and has its best mark after 11 games since 2006. Arkansas will look to continue its good fortunes in November under Coach Petrino, who holds a .769 career winning percentage in the month.

Coach McGee commented that LSU’s defense is a strong unit that executes its plans efficiently, noting the Tiger secondary may be Arkansas’ toughest matchup yet this season.

"It’s definitely one of the top," Coach McGee said. "It’s not just the players. They have a really good scheme. They have really good pressure packages they send at you. They caused problems for us last year so we just got to be prepared for their whole package, not just their players."

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