Razorbacks Focus on Auburn

Arkansas logged an hour and 20 minutes on the practice field on Thursday afternoon as the Razorbacks wrapped up off-week preparations for their Oct. 27 battle with Auburn.

The Razorbacks (3-3, 1-3 SEC) enjoy their only open date of the season this weekend before returning to the gridiron to face the SEC Western Division leading Tigers a week from Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

"We really concentrated on Auburn's fronts both offensively and defensively," Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. "It has been good to get some extra work in. They are a good football team. They are very talented and run around well, especially on defense."

Arkansas will take Friday and Saturday off before returning to the practice field on Sunday to begin a traditional game week workout schedule. Auburn (5-1, 4-0 SEC) plays a non-conference game with Louisiana Tech at home on Saturday.

Sophomore tailback Cedric Cobbs and sophomore cornerback Eddie Jackson were among those Razorbacks sitting out Thursday's workout. Cobbs is still nursing a sore hamstring while Jackson is slowed by a groin injury. Both are expected to be ready next weekend for the Tigers.

"Cedric had some deep massage therapy yesterday and he is always a little sore after that," Nutt said. "We didn't want to take any chances. We expect that he will be ready to go on Sunday. We wanted to rest some of the other guys so that we can make a good run down the stretch."

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