Making A Move

Locked in a battle with Brandon Mitchell to back up starter Ryan Mallett, Tyler Wilson had a very productive day during Arkansas' scrimmage on Saturday morning.

Tyler Wilson certainly stated his case as the number two quarterback on Saturday and also likely made University of Arkansas fans feel better if the starter has to miss any time.

Wilson, a redshirt sophomore from Greenwood, was 17-of-23 passing for 268 yards and 5 touchdowns during Saturday's scrimmage.

He is trying to fend off redshirt freshman Brandon Mitchell to back-up starter Ryan Mallett.

"I just come to work every day," Wilson said. "I don't know what the situation is now. I am just going to continue to work hard and what happens happens."

Wilson was thrilled to see live action after going through 11 practices of more drills than game-like situations.

"It's pretty rigorous process through two-a-days and I am glad you can go out and play against some guys and see live action," Wilson said. "It's very good for us."

Like Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino, Wilson thought the offense won the first half of the scrimmage and the defense had the best after halftime.

"We were on top of things in practice the first half," Wilson said. "A lot of guys knew what they were doing and we were were fresh, ready to go and as a result I had a few touchdown passes because of it.

"The second half of practice, I don't think we were as crisp and I think the defense came out and was ready to play, were physical and gave us a little tougher time doing things," Wilson continued.

"Overall I thought it was a pretty good day, but I don't think the entire offense was real thrilled with what went on, but for me I thought I did pretty good," Wilson added.


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