September 30, 2007

Nutt hits hot topics

Arkansas coach Houston Nutt felt his team got accomplished pretty much what it set out to do in a 66-7 win over North Texas Saturday night in Fayetteville.

Arkansas rolled up 446 yards of offense on the ground and passed for another 267 yards. The UA defense also held the Mean Green to 189 yards passing, despite the team entering the game the No. 3 passing team in the nation.

"I was really proud of our team," Nutt said. "I thought our preparation prior to the game last night was very good. After two tough weekends, after the way we took the field on Tuesday and Wednesday I thought we would have a good game. I thought the intensity and focus was very good."

Nutt said that Bobby Allen, UA cornerbacks coach, spent a lot of practice time on getting the defensive backs to see the ball better when defending the pass.

"Our defensive backs spent a lot of time working on getting their eyes back to the ball," Nutt said. "They had 10 pass break-ups, which was good. We had a lot of good three-and-out's and won the field position."

Nutt was also pleased that he was able to play a lot of players in the game.

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