1. Play Sound In Secondary
Arkansas wasn’t happy with its pass defense in the opener and must tighten up on the back end against a better passing attack. One change in personnel is possible, too, if Kaelon Kelleybrew starts in place of Darius Winston.
2. Ball Security
One thing slowed Arkansas’ offense in the opener: three fumbles. The rash of mistakes were unusual, too, considering the Hogs hadn’t lost three or more fumbles since the 2008 Cotton Bowl. So ball security has been emphasized.
3. Keep Browning Contained
ULM quarterback Kolton Browning is a dual-threat guy who could give Arkansas fits tonight. Defensive coordinator Paul Haynes said limiting his ability to escape trouble and still make plays with his arm or legs will be key for the Hogs.
4. Finish Runs
Arkansas is happy Knile Davis has one game under his belt. Now they want to see big plays. They can demoralize a defense and offensive coordinator Paul Petrino knows his backs are capable after narrowly missing last week.
5. Think Scoreboard, Not Yards
Defensive coordinator Paul Haynes said ULM’s spread offense should collect yards tonight. He’s OK with that. But Haynes wants his group to keep the Warhawks out of the end zone after the Razorbacks allowed 24 points last week.- Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau