November 16, 2006

MSU vs. Arkansas preview

Arkansas Head Coach Houston Nutt on facing MSU with the chance to win the outright Western Division title:

"This is it. This is championship week. This is where you take it. You are the sole owner of the western division championship. That's what these seniors deserve. All emphasis will be put on this (game). This is Super Bowl week. It's this week and it's in Starkville. It's not one of the easier trips to take. It's a tough place."

Coach Nutt on Mississippi State's momentum:

"They are feeling good. They are rejuvenated, they are excited. They got some injured guys back. Their quarterback is back that got hurt early. To go to Alabama and win and then have a week off, we have our work cut out for us. There is no question about it. I can't think of a time when we have been playing here or in Starkville when it hasn't been close. It's always been overtime or neck-and-neck. Expect for last year in Little Rock and (Coach Croom) he is going to remind them about that. You know they are going to be gunned and ready to finish out strong."

Coach Nutt on MSU's defensive line:

"They have excellent speed at the end. They are really close to leading the league in sacks. They have 6-4, 260 speed on one side. The other guy is about 270 and these guys can move. The inside guys, we played against them last year and they are much improved. They have done a good job."

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