Razorbacks focus on special teams

Updated: October 9, 2003, 9:24 PM ET

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Arkansas Razorbacks focused on special teams during Thursday's practice as the team prepares for Auburn.

Coach Houston Nutt said the Tigers bring a dangerous return game into this weekend's matchup.

Auburn's Tre Smith is averaging 10.2 yards per punt return and 17.3 yards per kickoff return. Tailback Carnell "Cadillac" Williams also returns kickoffs, averaging 23.4 yards per return.

"They have great speed on special teams," Nutt said. "'Cadillac' Williams does a good job on kickoff returns and Smith is very solid on punt returns."

Auburn (3-2, 2-0 SEC) enters the game with a three-game winning streak after Saturday's win over Tennessee. The Razorbacks (4-0, 1-0 SEC) look to remain unbeaten and move to 5-0 for the first time since 1998.

"Auburn is playing really well right now," Nutt said. "They are at their best."

After an open date last weekend, Nutt said that Razorbacks are eager for game day.

"We've have had a good two weeks of work," Nutt said. "It seems like we haven't played in a long time and we're anxious to get back."

Kickoff is 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Fayetteville.

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