Photo Courtesy: UA Athletics (Walt Beazley)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - After watching hours and hours of Arkansas' offense this week, Florida safety Cody Riggs texted former high school teammate and Wisconsin running back James White with one fairly obvious observation:
Riggs wrote: "You guys like to run the ball a lot."
White's response: "I know."
No. 18 Florida (3-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) expects its toughest challenge of the season when it faces revamped Arkansas (3-2, 0-1), which is making strides under former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema and his run-heavy offensive scheme.
The Razorbacks rank second in the SEC in rushing, averaging 237 yards a game. The Gators, meanwhile, top the nation in run defense, allowing 53.5 yards a game.
It should make for an intriguing matchup Saturday for the first night game in the Swamp since November 2011.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)