Razorback head coach Bobby Petrino even admitted as much publicly Saturday night after his team finished off Missouri State 48-10 in Little Rock in its season opener - just a few hours after Oklahoma State beat the Bulldogs 24-10 in Stillwater.
But unlike during the spring and preseason camp, Arkansas was able to turn its full attention to Georgia during Tuesday's practice since it has an off weekend and the Bulldogs – who play South Carolina this weekend - are next up on the schedule.
"We have started Georgia a lot and we know a lot about them," Petrino said. "In the game the other night, they came out on the first drive and looked really good – ran the ball, mixed in a couple of third down plays. They hit some big play-action plays during the game.
"They have always been a team that runs the ball well and runs play action," Petrino added. "A year ago with that quarterback (Matt Stafford) they did a real good job in their four wide receiver package. They were in it some the other day, but not as much. They are very capable of being good. They have a good offensive front and I know they have got their running back coming back this coming week. It will be good to get another week's study on it."
Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett said that he and his teammates have devoured the entire film of the Cowboys' win over the Bulldogs.
"We have watched it already," Mallett said. "They are athletic and we have to go out there and play ball."
Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus said the Razorbacks got back to work on Tuedsay instead of just slapping themselves on the back for an easy win.
"We did pretty good," Petrus said. "Got to get better. Obviously Missouri State played really hard, gave us their best shot, but we're going to be facing a lot better defenses than that with the SEC and especially Georgia.
Their defensive front, Geno Atkins, great ballplayer," Petrus added. We didn't go in there watching film and talking about how good we did. We went in there saying we've got to get these corrections. We're our own worst critic."
Missing practiceon Tuesday were the injured duo defensive end Damario Ambrose and offensive lineman Grant Cook.
"Neither one of them were out there and I am only going to talk about guys who were," Petrino said.
Arkansas also had Tuesday practice with several injuries in its receiving corp, including the one to senior London Crawford who will be out 4-6 weeks after surgery.
Marques Wade and Lucas Miller were able to do some things, but not participate in a full practice.
"We are getting thin," Petrino said. "It is concerning me right now. Marques Wade is yet to be back. He did do a little work out there this afternoon. We are still waiting for him to get full speed.
"Lucas Miller was out there running around and catching balls today from the trainers," Petrino added. "He is still a little ways away, but he looks good and feels good.
"With London going down, that hurts and that's a big concern," Petrino continued. "Particulary in the leadership that London has provided the group."
Luckily receivers – like running backs – is an area that Arkansas is deep in.
"We are still alright, but we are getting thin," Petrino said. "We can't afford to have another injury there, that's for sure."
The Razorbacks passed for a school record 447 yards in the opening game.
"We have got to improve on just about everything," Petrino said. " The thing that we did (good) Saturday night was the execution of our timing and our passing game, the protections, the quarterback drops and the receivers needing to be where they needed to be at the right time was pretty good.
"We need to run the ball better and that helps us even in the passing game of we can run it better," Petrino said. "But for the most part, it was a good start."
As far as running the ball, there were a number of things that limited Arkansas' success according to Petrino.
"We didn't run the ball as well as I would like to run it," Petrino added. "Some of it had to do with our run blocking. Some of it had to with the paths that our running backs, they were not were not taking the correct path, the correct cut. And some of it had to do with how they were putting nine guys down and saying ‘if you are going to beat us, throw the ball to beat us.' So that is what we did."
He was very impressed with one of the Bears defenders.
They had this real good player," Petrino said. "I was really impressed by him – number 50 for them, a linebacker and junior college transfer. He ran all over the field and made tackles everywhere. He was just kind of freelancing a little bit and running through A gaps and backside gaps. We had a chance to block down on him a couple of times and didn't get the call from the tackle. We need to be able to do that.
"We'll be fine in short yardage and goal line," Petrino said. "I am actually happy with what we have done in practice and what we can do in executing that."
Petrino said the offensive line graded out well.
"They did pretty well," Petrino said. "We were happy with the way they passed protected. Assignment-wise we really did a nice job. We didn't make a lot of errors even with the twos when they were in.
Arkansas got its week started on Monday.
"We came out last night and we ran real hard and then kept the specialists out and worked the specialists real hard," Petrino said. "Tonight was pretty much a normal practice although we need a little extra special teams at the end. "Tomorrow night will be the same way and then Thursday we will cut back a little bit," Petrino said. "Friday we will lift hard in the afternoon in the weight room and then give them Saturday off and come back late Sunday afternoon and meet and have a practice Sunday night. Then they will have their normal Monday off during the season off."