How Will Alabama Fare Against the Arkansas Razorbacks? [Poll]
The Alabama Crimson Tide comes into this match-up with the Arkansas Razorbacks looking to go 3-0 in SEC play this season, opening up as 13 point favorites according to the experts in the desert. Will the Tide continue to roll, or can Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema and his Razorbacks pull the upset and take that next step to legitimately competing for the SEC West title?
Alabama has won the past nine meetings between these two programs, defeating the Razorbacks by an average score of 38-13 over that span of time, including back-to-back 52-0 shutouts in 2012 and 2013 (SMILE!!!). However, the past two games have been much closer than the Tide would have liked (I think you remember it taking a blocked extra point attempt in 2014 to give the Tide the advantage at the end of that game).
Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen has the best quarterback rating in the SEC, and also has completed the highest percentage of passes out of all the starting quarterbacks in the conference, so keeping pressure on him will be high on the priority list for Nick Saban and the Alabama defense. So can Alabama keep up their dominant run to yet another national championship, or will the Hogs play spoiler and stifle the Tide?