FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Up until halftime it looked as though the Hogs had a shot against the defending SEC champs last Saturday. Their offense was clicking, and a strong performance from their line helped.
“Well we want to be the best position on the team, and so we want people to count on us whether it is the first half, second half, first down, fourth down, whatever it is,” offensive line coach Sam Pittman said. “When we don’t perform, we feel like our team is going to be hard to perform.”
That was the case Saturday against Auburn. A lack luster second half, and a loss. But this week, they say that will be different.
“Definitely a big emphasis of ours going into this week and the rest of the season,” tight end AJ Derby said. “We played two solid quarters last week in the first half, and it showed in the second half we didn’t come to play. It showed on the scoreboard. We got to really work on that and get better.”
Playing through all four quarters is what practice this week is all about.
“This whole week we’re stressing the halftime lag that we had,” quarterback Brandon Allen said. “We really in practice, we broke up practice today with a halftime in there. It’s really about coming out at halftime and having to juice to come out at halftime and start the second half just like we started the game.”
it’s clear, this team is ready for a win this weekend against Nicholls State.