After going live for 195 plays Saturday, Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino put the Hogs through a 92-play scrimmage on Wednesday, the last heavy work before the Red-White game set for 3 p.m. Saturday.
"We got some good work in today," Petrino said. "We did half of it like a game. We wanted to call the plays from the sideline, but our quarterbacks didn't have the signals down.
"We got some special teams work. We did all the situations, including the sudden changes with the turnovers. There's nothing like playing a game to see the way things are going to transpire."
Included was some "hurry up" situations. Petrino said that was designed both to get the offense in some situations and to produce some fast tempo work for the defense.
"We've worked on it some (this spring)," he said. "Some of it is to see how well the offense can do and then other times to see how fast the defense can get lined up. At times, it's been good but there are also some times that the offense didn't know what defense they were seeing. We will continue to work (on the hurry up) in two-a-days."
There was one significant injury during the scrimmage. Running back Broderick Green went down to an apparent knee injury early in the contact work. Petrino said he didn't know the severity.
"I don't have a report yet so I don't know," he said. "Hopefully, it wasn't anything major."
Petrino said wide receiver Joe Adams performed well despite a sprained wrist sustained earlier in the week.
"You saw him still have a pretty good day," Petrino said. "He'll be out there Saturday. But today he probably tried to catch it into his body instead of with his hands extended. He did well."
Petrino said the Hogs ran the ball better this week than they did in the first 10 practices of the spring.
"We've made some steps the entire spring," he said. "I thought we improved today. But it takes everyone to run the ball. We found out that last year. It takes the quarterback, the offensive line, the tight ends and the wide receivers. We saw that Saturday. There were four or five plays that would have been long ones if our wide receivers had blocked better down field."
What about the progress from a young offensive line?
"It's slower than you would like," he said. "I'd call it a work in progress. But we have a bunch of willing learners there. We have improved. What you see is that they continue to something new come up and then they adjust to it.
"We'll keep bringing them along and when we get into two-a-days we'll decide our identity that we have with the youth and then we'll live with that."
Tyler Wilson got the majority of the snaps with the first unit Wednesday.
"Tyler has had a good spring," Petrino said. "He's been accurate, especially when he gets his feet set. We are still working with him to learn the entire offense, including the running game."
Offensive line coach Chris Klenakis said there has been steady progress in his group during the spring, but he wants more.
"You know me," he said. "It's never done until you are finished. We aren't there yet.
"I have very high expectations. I want more no matter where we are in the process."
Specifically, Klenakis was asked about the progress from true freshman Brey Cook. Interestingly, it was Cook's 18th birthday (something that caught Klenakis by surprise after the workout) on Wednesday. He went to his high school prom Saturday after the long scrimmage.
"You see improvement every day," Klenakis said. "You see him taking strides -- no, you see him taking baby steps. What we want to see is more like strides.
"But he is way ahead of the curve. Him being here this winter and this spring is invaluable. You'll see it next fall. Things will click for him next fall because he's been through all of this. He's made progress every day. He's still got a long ways to go."
There are some wins each day in Cook's battles with top defensive ends Jake Bequette and Tenarius Wright. Cook has worked at both strong and weak tackle during the spring.
"We wanted to see him at both sides and then we'll make some decisions," Klenakis said. "He's won some and he's lost some. That's what good competition is about. We just want to see him win some more. We need more wins."
With Anthony Oden out the last two days with what looks like a minor injury, Jason Peacock has gotten more work with the ones, along with Grant Freeman.
"Jason has made progress," Klenakis said. "He's got some natural ability but he's very raw. He's done some good things."
Here's a summary of the scrimmage:
Brandon Mitchell opened with the twos against the first defense. A sack negated a 70-yard TD pass to Maudrecus Humprey. Green made only 3 yards on third-and-13, when he injured his knee.
On the second possession, Wilson led the first offense against the second defense on a 13-play drive to a 24-yard Zach Hocker field goal. Wilson had a fourth-and-6 conversion on an 8-yard pass to Jarius Wright. On third-and-5 from the 6-yard line, he was incomplete, high and a little wide, for Chris Gragg in the end zone.
A long kickoff return set up the twos at the 18-yard line, where Mitchell had an 11-yard completion to Humphrey. Dennis Johnson made 5, 0 and 2 for the final 7 yards to complete the four-play TD drive.
Wilson took the controls, hitting Ronnie Wingo to convert a third-and-4, then Gragg on a third-and-3. Cobi Hamilton caught a slant inside the 10, but was stripped by Elton Ford. Isaac Madison recovered.
Mitchell was sacked twice by the first team defense to end the next possession. Wilson then led a 4-play TD march, the big play a 40-yard pass and run to Adams. Wilson found Morgan Linton in the flats for a 5-yard TD pass.
The defense controlled the momentum for the next five possessions, three of them with Mitchell at quarterback. Wilson was intercepted when Ford tipped a pass and Ryan Farr got the pick. That turnover set up Mitchell's second unit just inside the 20, but the twos had to settle for a 20-yard field goal by Hocker. Brett Harris and Ross Rasner stopped Johnson for a 1-yard loss on third-and-2.
Mitchell then took a turn with the ones, leading a touchdown drive -- thanks to a "start over" signal from Petrino after a three-and-out. Mitchell had six incompletions in that possession. Mitchell hit Gragg for the final 5 yards.
The third team, with Brian Buehner at the helm, got three first downs before Darrell Smith tipped a ball high into the air for an Alan Turner interception. Jacoby Walker then took the fourth team for two possessions, the last for a 70-yard TD march. He hit Julian Horton for the final 31 yards.
Here are the quarterback stats from Wednesday's scrimmage: Wilson 12 of 15, 144 yds, TD, INT; Mitchell 10 of 19, 92 yds, TD; Buehner 4-6, 49 yds, INT; Walker 5 of 8 70 yds, TD.