The Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0) head to Fayetteville Saturday to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-6), as Alabama has one final tune-up before next weekend’s SEC Championship.
The Crimson Tide enter this game having won their last 13 games against the Razorbacks, dating back to Nick Saban’s first year at the helm at ‘Bama.
Alabama quarterback Mac Jones has looked especially sharp in his past two games, throwing for nine touchdowns and no interceptions. Arkansas has allowed a pedestrian 263 passing yards per game this season, a mark Jones has topped in his past eight games. The true story of the game for Alabama on Saturday, though, may very well be their rushing attack. Arkansas has struggled against the run, especially lately, allowing Missouri’s Larry Rountree to score three times and gain 185 yards on the ground. With Najee Harris coming off a three-touchdown performance of his own against LSU last week, Arkansas may be looking at another long day on the ground.
For the Razorbacks to be able to pull off the unlikely upset, KJ Jefferson will have to pick up where he left off in the loss to MIssouri. Jefferson, who wasn’t named the starter until immediately before the game, had three touchdowns and no interceptions against the Tigers.
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