Razorback Football Notes: Troy Week.
The Arkansas Razorbacks take on the Trojans from Troy, Alabama Saturday night at DWR Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. Kickoff is set for 6:30PM and the only way you can watch the game here in town is on ESPN Gameplan on DirectTV or your favorite sports bar.
A few notes from this week.
Tyler Wilson is expected to play Saturday. He suffered concussion type symptoms in the 2nd quarter of last Saturday’s blowout win over New Mexico and sat out the second half.
Dennis Johnson will be on the field Saturday and should see plenty of carries. He’s been practicing all week. He’s been nursing a hamstring injury. It will be Johnson’s first game action since the UL Monroe game last September.
It should be interesting to see how Coach Petrino utilizes Joe Adams this week. Last week he played some at tailback, receiver and kick returner. Coach Petrino says he’s trying to get the ball in Joe’s hands at least 10-12 times per game. If it were up to Joe, he’d even line up and run some Wild Cat plays.
Arkansas basketball great Sidney Moncrief will be in the stands Saturday, but he’ll be rooting against his Alma-Matter. Sidney’s son, Brett, is a starting wide receiver for the Trojans.
In other Razorback news…
Sophomore Offensive Lineman Alvin Bailey was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his play against New Mexico last week.
CBS has picked up the Arkansas at Alabama game on Saturday, September 24th. The game will be broadcast to a national television audience starting at 2:30pm.
Arkansas is one of four college teams chosen for ESPN’s “Depth Chart” Series. The Arkansas episode will air on October 26th at 6:00PM on ESPN and will explore how each quarterback on the depth chart prepares for each game.