"The way we came out last night, it's another positive," Wilson said. "Everyone was on time and running hard.
"We made some big strides in the last game. Did we win? No. Were there positives? Yes.
"We just need to tie things together and then go get a win."
With head coach John L. Smith visiting the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Monday, Wilson joined linebacker Alonzo Highsmith and center Travis Swanson in front of the Fayetteville media. All three were positive in their remarks.
Wilson was asked if expectations were too high ahead of this season? Did that contribute to some of the problems this team has faced in a 1-3 start? Or was it just too many critical injuries?
"There are a number of things," Wilson said. "Expectations are always set high. They were high in 2010 and 2011 -- with good results. I don't think they were set too high. It's just a number of things."
Wilson was asked what can be done to take the pressure off of the passing game. He said coaches are working on a game plan for this week's SEC trip to Texas A&M. One of the things will be to avoid predictability.
"Coach is working on some things," he said, obviously referencing playcaller Paul Petrino. "We are going to change up things that maybe made us predictable in the run game. Maybe there were certain things we were doing as far as run/pass."
What is the mood of the team after three straight losses?
"You maybe would think it might be wild (in the locker room), after a few losses," Wilson said. "You might expect a lot of crazy stuff, but it's not like that."
Might it be just good to get on the road?
"Road games are always tough," he said. "But they are fun. It's always a challenge, especially at Texas A&M. They have a good fan base and great student tradition. It's loud. We will have the attitude of us against the world.
"But we are going to go out there and have some fun, throw it around and we expect to go score some points.
"It doesn't get harder as long we keep the guys in it. The way it was last night, the guys are in it."
Wilson said the challenge at Texas A&M will be to handle the nation's top sack unit. He said that is among the focus he'll have with the weekly meeting of the offensive line set for later Monday.
"We've been doing that each week this season, the offensive line comes in at 4 o'clock and we look at film," he said. "We'll watch the tendencies. I think that helped us out last week."
Wilson said it's a matter of getting the details right. One of those is to work late after practice with the young players.
"We bring the young guys out after practice," he said. "That keeps the guys bought in. It makes the guys in the locker room know for sure that I care for them and we are going to fight."
Wilson was asked if he's noticed something similar to the way the 0-3 New Orleans Saints have started with what's going on at Arkansas. Both are playing without last year's head coach.
"It's funny, no, it's not real funny," he said. "It's interesting how they correlate. Drew Brees is a great quarterback and leader. A book he wrote I cling to. They have a good team and they are going to continue to battle."
What's missing at Arkansas right now?
"I think it's a attention to detail," he said. "We have to make the critical play in the red zone. What I've seen in the two games that I've been a part of (that were losses) were the execution (in the red zone)."
Highsmith said it's on the players. Many are down on coaches, but Highsmith said players know what has to change. He said it's wrong to pile on John L. Smith.
"We have to make the plays," he said. "We have full confidence in the game plan ... I don't feel like it's his fault. He doesn't have to make any tackles, throw it or catch it. There is only so much he can do. It's on us."
Highsmith said it's about making plays.
"We have to execute on both sides of the ball," he said. "It's us. Once we execute the way we need to, make plays, once we get rolling, it will be a team you guys thought it would be."
Swanson said the season is not over.
"No, we can still turn it around," he said. "Why? To begin with, when we came to the team run last night, we were all positive. There was not one bad attitude.
"I see on film small things. I'm just talking about my side of the ball. Nothing drastic has to change ... you'd think we would have our heads down losing, but everyone is positive.
"There hasn't been any finger pointing. It's not been like that in the huddle or anywhere. Everyone is positive. There is not one bad attitude. I think we kept fighting Saturday. I think we will do that."