"We will rally," Van Horn said Thursday. "As you know we have been here many a time in 10 years. We will find a way."
The Hogs have been up and down in nonconference games, primarily because of poor run production and defensive lapses in the infield.
Two of the better Razorback hitters, Joe Serrano and Brian Anderson, have been battling illness. Anderson is the latest. Either way, the hitting has been spotty with the team average dipping to .265 with poor hitting at Nebraska where the Hogs were no-hit in the opener of the doubleheader.
"Obviously when you are not hitting you are pressing," Van Horn said. "We just have some guys that are struggling a little bit of late. There are two or three of them: Anderson was sick as a dog on Tuesday and couldn't play the second game.
"We sent him to the hotel. We battled through some injuries and sickness like everybody else.
"Just part of a long season. We just didn't have enough guys - when our main guys are not hitting, we don't have enough to put us over the top and still win games, it seems like.
"I think that may be the difference in us and a couple of teams that are rolling 30 to 35 wins right now."
The Hogs are 25-14 overall, 19-7 at home, 5-3 away and 1-4 at neutral sites. More importantly, they've done well in SEC play against the heart of the SEC West. They are 9-6 in league games at the halfway point of the SEC schedule.
Texas A&M has had its struggles in league play. The Aggies have lost eight of nine to fall to 6-9 in SEC play. They are 21-17 overall, 17-8 at home, 3-7 away and 1-2 neutral. A&M pitching has a 4.88 SEC ERA.
Game time Friday night is 6:35 p.m. Saturday's first pitch will be at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday game is set for 1:05 p.m.
"We are still in good position," Van Horn said. "We have 17 games left all against quality teams, SEC teams, OU and Missouri State. The stretches of five games in one week are gone. Hopefully we can get it going."
"But there probably are some guys pressing, especially the guys that it's their last year or their draft eligible year. They just need to relax and find a way to help the team win."
Van Horn said the Nebraska trip was disappointing.
"The Nebraska trip that was a tough trip," he said. "We drove up there a 7-hour trip, got to the hotel and basically ate and went to bed.
"We got up and ate and went to the field and it was a really rough day temperature wise. Wind blowing straight in from left about 15 or 20 miles an hour, wind chill probably in the low 30's at the best. We didn't play very well, obviously, we did play good defense the first game we just didn't score. Obviously when you don't get a hit you don't score very many times.
"The second game we probably hit seven or eight balls right on the nose. The wind pushed them don and we just couldn't get the big hit. We learned a lot as far as toughness on our team and what we need to work on.
"We got back last night and had a good meeting with the team and were ready to have good practice today and then we are battling weather trying to get on the field and have a practice. Hopefully we can get on the field later this afternoon and work on a few things and get ready for A&M."
Van Horn is still waiting to see Anderson's health, but he's likely to play Dominic Ficociello at first, Jordan Farris at second, Bret McAfee at shortstop and Jacob Mahan at third. Joe Serrano is likely to start in left field. That might leave a DH spot for Anderson, if he can go.
"I think (Ficociello) is probably going to play first," Van Horn said. "We're going to try and get Farris in the lineup more. We've been discussing that and working on that.
"I think Farris is kind of to the point where he probably deserves a little bit of a shot to get in that lineup and stick, because he's had some pretty good at-bats, battled. Had some tough at-bats. So that's kind of what it's looking like.
"(Farris) can start against a right-hander. it really doesn't matter. He does have real good numbers against lefties, but his numbers against righties are OK, and he hasn't had as many at-bats obviously. So I don't have a problem with that at all."
Anderson and McAfee have given the shortstop job back and forth because of errors. But it looks like McAfee will get another chance despite a late error against Nebraska.
"Well, he's played better," Van Horn said of McAfee. "He booted the ball the other night in the eighth. Bases loaded, I think we were down a run at the time. Should have been an easy double play ball, and he did (boot it), and that was really disappointing. Other than that he made all the plays. He made all the plays last weekend. So yeah, we're going to go with him at short."