Oct. 6, 2009
Auburn, Ala. - The 17th-ranked Auburn football team went through a two-hour practice session Tuesday evening as they continued preparations for Saturday's game against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
"We had a good first day of work for Arkansas," offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn said. "Arkansas gives you a lot of looks defensively. We went over our base plays today. Our guys were focused and we're off to a good start."
Malzahn added the Tigers have a lot to prepare for when they face the Razorbacks' defense.
"They give you a lot of looks, a lot of blitz looks," Malzahn said. "They have some good speed. Their defensive front is very talented. We're preparing for all the different things they will throw at us on Saturday."
The Tigers enter the game averaging 41.4 points per contest this season, while the Razorbacks are putting up 35.8 points per game. Auburn is allowing 23.8 points per game defensively, while the Hogs are allowing 29.0.
The game will be televised nationally by ESPN and will kickoff at 11 a.m. CT. Auburn has won three of the last five meetings against the Razorbacks, including a 9-7 victory in the last meeting in Fayetteville.