That was one of the big nuggets to come out of the Arkansas media session after Tuesday's practice at Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee knows the Hogs will have to work for extra yards.
"That's one of the things we do well, get yards after the catch," McGee said. "We are used to getting yards after catch. But Alabama makes it hard on you. They force you to earn every yard.
"One of the keys will be, can we get yards after the catch?
"The Alabama players compete at a high level. Our team does, too. We are preparing for a battle."
The Hogs should have most of their bullets for the battle. Wide receivers Jarius Wright and Greg Childs were back at practice on Tuesday.
"They both did (look good)," McGee said. "Childs had fresh legs. It was a tough week for him because he lost (his grandmother), someone who was important to his family. But he's ready to go. Jarius had a really good day, too."
McGee said not everything was perfect in the Hogs' 38-28 victory over Troy on the offensive side. Point production fell off in the second half. He said coaches talked to players about expectations in the aftermath of that performance.
"It gave us a chance to talk about our standards," McGee said. "We talked about our attention to detail. We have to clean some things up. We talked about protecting the football and how we throw and catch. We have to clean that up, too."
Quarterback Tyler Wilson didn't maintain his focus throughout the game.
"He missed some checks," McGee said. "He was confused on some things. His base reads should have told him exactly what was about to happen. We worked on those things and we expect him to play better."
It will be Wilson's first road start in the SEC. Would his time under center in relief of Ryan Mallett last year at Auburn help?
"It's not the same," McGee said. "You have to wait and see. Every situation is different.
"What I know is that you have to deal with ups and downs and make plays in the fourth quarter.
"This is what it's all about. It gets tougher when you get to this point. The good thing is that we've been in a battle (against Troy) and that was good."
Nothing has changed from what the Hogs discussed in preseason and throughout camp.
"We talked about our goals, to win an SEC title and that would allow you to play for a national championship," McGee said. "This is the first step in those goals."
Just as that's nothing new, neither is what Wilson sees from the Alabama defense. He knew what he'd see on tape.
"Alabama looks just like they always do," Wilson said. "This is a physical defense and we have to raise our level up a notch. We know we have to take our preparations up a notch, too.
"It's what we want, a big game. It's big for us. I've been here three years and we haven't beaten them in that time.
"But I expect to go down there and get 'em. I do remember Arkansas winning. I remember Barry Lunney throwing a touchdown in the fourth quarter to win there."
Wilson thinks the Troy game was good medicine for the Hogs.
"I think if we had just cruised along, it wouldn't have helped as much," he said. "We needed that type of game. We can use it to help us."
And seeing blitz after blitz from Troy's defense was also a wakeup call, it isn't simulation for what Alabama does.
"Everybody runs similar blitzes," Wilson said. "What separates Alabama from the rest is two things. One, Alabama does it with better athletes. Two, there are probably going to be some different blitzes saved for a crucial situation late in the fourth quarter, something you haven't seen.
"The Alabama defense is very well coached in their blitz scheme. They understand their scheme better than what you might see from other defenses. They know when to check out of a blitz. They know when they have to get out of it. They see your formation and they'll get out of it. They just really understand their own scheme.
"It's going to be a cat and mouse game. We'll be checking in and out of things and so will they."