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Alabama coasts by Arkansas, 52-3

This wasn’t much of a contest.

Alabama vs Arkansas Photo by Kent Gidley/Collegiate Images/Getty Images

Alabama put a cap on their regular season by stomping Arkansas out, 52-3.

This was not too much of a fair fight. The teams were deadlocked at 3 points apiece late in the first quarter, but that would soon change. A dazzling, 84-yard punt return by DeVonta Smith propped the Tide up 10-3 and it was off to the races from there. The Tide would score six straight touchdowns following that return by Smith. Two went to Najee Harris and three went to running back Brian Robinson Jr. The final one was put up by Jase McClellan, who scampered 80 yards within the final two minutes of the game.

The Tide rushed for 216 yards and averaged 5.7 yards per carry against the Razorbacks. Harris averaged 3.3 yards per carry on 14 attempts, while Robinson averaged 4.2 on 13. It was unsurprisingly McClellan who really set the pace, having rushed for 95 yards on six carries, including that aforementioned 80-yard skedaddle to the end zone.

Mac Jones put up another stirring showing. Jones threw for 208 yards and completed 24 of his 29 pass attempts. He did not throw a touchdown, but did spread the ball to nine different receivers. Miller Forristall led all with six receptions, and John Metchie III picked up five. Slade Bolden and the aforementioned Robinson hauled in four, while Smith had three. Javon Baker put up two, and Harris, McClellan and Thaiu Jones-Bell had one apiece.

Arkansas was thoroughly outclassed in this game. Three players threw passes, as Feleipe Franks, KJ Jefferson and Treylon Burks combined for 108 passing yards and completed nine of 17 pass attempts. The team rushed for just 80 yards while carrying hte ball 43 times. Mike Woods was the leading receiver, with 43 yards on three catches.

So, yeah. That happened and now Alabama will look to win the SEC next week as they face Florida in the SEC Championship Game.