"Razorbacks Will Need to Perform"

The Arkansas Razorbacks spent one hour on the practice fields Thursday polishing up the game plan for Saturday's game against the Weber State Wildcats.

Quarterbacks' coach David Lee was pleased with the team's performance, although he noted the Razorbacks were not as sharp as in practice on Wednesday. Lee spoke with the media in place of head coach Houston Nutt who left early to attend his son's middle school football game.

"We didn't look bad today," Lee said. "I thought we were a little sharper yesterday. We've got to be ready offensively and not put the ball on the ground. We're going to have to take it one play at a time and have good execution."

Lee added the Razorbacks will need to perform well on both sides of the ball against the Wildcats who enter the game averaging 25.5 points per contest.

"Weber State can move the football and put up a lot of points," Lee said. "Teams from the west can score a lot of points, so we've got to be ready offensively and defensively. We can't afford to make mistakes and turn the ball over."

Lee also said quarterback Ryan Sorahan would not see any action this Saturday unless absolutely needed.

"We're not anticipating Ryan playing at all right now," Lee said. "The only way he would get in is if we had both Zak and Tarvaris get injured and we had to put him in the game. He will dress and warm up, but that's about it."

Freshman Matt Jones' availability for Saturday is also questionable after sustaining a groin injury earlier this week in practice.

"Matt worked really hard on Tuesday and then he pulled his groin," Lee said. "He was really sore today and did not practice. We'll just have to wait and see how he feels at game time to see what he is capable of doing."

The Razorbacks and Wildcats will kickoff at 6 p.m. this Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.


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