Wilson Clear to Lead Team on Saturday
Senior quarterback Tyler Wilson has been cleared to play against Rutgers Saturday night.
“I know our football team’s excited about that as are we as coaches and I’m sure the fans will be as well,” interim head coach John L. Smith said.
Since losing Wilson to injury midway through the ULM game, Arkansas has been outscored 79-10. Wilson has led the team on 17 offensive drives this season, during which the Razorbacks scored 10 touchdowns.
Brandon Mitchell and Brandon Allen have combined to lead the team on 24 drives and have only scored twice. The only touchdown was scored by redshirt freshman Brandon Allen on the team’s first offensive drive of the second half against ULM.
Having Wilson on the field practicing has provided a spark for the team, Smith said. Knowing he will play has multiplied that affect.
“He is, again, that energy, that positiveness, that vocal person that we need,” Smith said.
With Wilson back, the team will look to get back on track after two consecutive losses.
“Now we just need to go to the field and execute,” Smith said.