Kalani Sitake offers a scouting report of Arkansas' offense this season
Kalani Sitake, BYU’s coach, detailed his thoughts on the differences he sees in Arkansas’ offense this season, as the Razorbacks and Cougars prepare to square off on Saturday.
In a video of Monday’s BYU vs. Arkansas press conference, provided by HawgSports, Sitake said he sees “the same talent” from when the Razorbacks beat the Cougars last season.
“I still see the same physical o-line, the presence at the line of scrimmage,” Sitake said. “They have very capable runners.”
Sitake mentioned that in Arkansas’ victories over Western Carolina and Kent State this season, he saw the physicality, an efficient running game and play makers.
Sitake noted it’s combined with a “quarterback that can run” in redshirt senior KJ Jefferson, which Sitake said is “always deadly.”
Against Kent State this past weekend, Jefferson ran for 63 yards on 13 carries. Sitake also noted Jefferson’s “strong and next level arm.” Jefferson completed 13-of-19 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns versus Kent State.
“You put (Jefferson) with big receivers, that’s always going to be a problem,” Sitake said.
Looking in terms of Arkansas’ offensive scheme, the team “can do a lot of different things,” Sitake said.
“It’s about being efficient with the plays you have,” Sitake said, noting the quickness of college football these days. “I’m not looking at the amount, I’m more about the efficiency of plays. It’s a very talented team. I feel good about the preparation, so I feel good about this matchup.”
The Razorbacks host the Cougars at 6:30 p.m. local time Saturday.