FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - There is no doubting the Hogs have been explosive when it comes to their running game, with 438 rushing yards in last week's win. But when it comes to putting the ball in the air, Arkansas simply hasn't needed to do so yet.
"We've got a lot of reps at it in practice, and I don't say that lightly or tongue and cheek,” tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. said. “I mean, we put a lot of time into it. You know it didn't show up on Saturday where everybody could watch it, but we've been watching it. We've been throwing it around a little bit. I think we're ready to go into this week, and see how it unfolds. But, we're just going to be who we are."
Even though coach Bielema has said Arkansas' passing game is the best kept secret, the game plan going into Northern Illinois isn't going to change much according to this offense.
"They have a solid defense,” quarterback Brandon Allen said. “We're obviously going to try to run the ball. We're not going to change who we are. The passing game will have to be more of a thing this game. I don't see us running up and down on them like we did last week. But, there is still going to be a run game, and we're going to have to mix in some passes this week."
Whatever the coaches call, they're ready for it.
"Whatever's working,” running back Alex Collins said. “You know, whatever we feel is clicking we'll keep doing it until we can’t anymore. So if it's passing with this game, or if it's rushing we'll do whatever it takes to get the W."
No matter how they move the ball down the field, the Hogs are confident.