FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino met with media Monday in the Raymond Miller Room inside the Broyles Center, commenting on the Razorbacks’ 58-21 victory last Saturday over UTEP and on preparations for their trip to Mississippi State on Saturday. The Razorbacks, ranked 13th in the latest AP poll, take an 8-2 (4-2, SEC) record to Davis Wade Stadium to face the Bulldogs (7-3, 3-3, SEC).
Coach Petrino has led Arkansas to its best mark after 10 games since 2006. He made note of the sound performance the Razorbacks put forth against the Miners.
"It was a good win for us," Coach Petrino said. "It was a good way to send our 21 seniors out, with a victory and a good performance. I thought we played well. I thought we ran the ball real well. Our defense did a nice job after the one long run. The best part about it is we got a lot of guys in the game. Our backups played almost the entire fourth quarter. They came in and really did a nice job. They were flying around, trying to play as hard as they could and got a lot of good experience."
Under Coach Petrino, the Razorbacks have continually looked strong in the month of November. Dating back to the final game of 2008, Arkansas has won six of its last seven games in November. Arkansas now looks to maintain its high level of play in its fourth SEC road game of the 2010 season.
"Now we have to get ready for a very good football team in Mississippi State," Coach Petrino said. "I know our players are excited about the week. We will be focused, and we have to do a good job in our preparation, in our practice, and get ready to go on the road and play another very good football team."
The UA-MSU game will air on ESPN at 6 p.m. For more information on Razorback football, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.