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ALABAMA FIRST LOOK: ARKANSAS

The Alabama Crimson Tide hosts Arkansas on Saturday. Here is your first look at the Razorbacks.

SEASON SO FAR (2-3, 0-2 SEC)

Date Opponent Score
08/31/2017 Florida A&M (Little Rock) W 49-7
09/09/2017 TCU L 28-7
09/23/2017 Texas A&M (Arlington) L 50-43 (1OT)
09/30/2017 New Mexico St. W 42-24
10/07/2017 at South Carolina L 48-22

STAT COMPARISON

ALA PPG 43.0 31.4 ARK DEF PPG
ALA TOTAL OFF 483.0 350.0 ARK TOTAL DEF
ALA PASSING OFF 181.3 204.0 ARK PASSING DEF
ALA RUSHING OFF 301.7 146.0 ARK RUSHING DEF
ARK PPG 32.6 10.3 ALA DEF PPG
ARK TOTAL OFF 392.6 258.8 ALA TOTAL DEF
ARK PASSING OFF 207.2 185.5 ALA PASSING DEF
ARK RUSHING OFF 185.4 73.3 ALA RUSHING DEF
ALA TO MARGIN 2.00 -0.40 ARK TO MARGIN

INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS

Date Pos Player Injury Status
10/08/17 QB Austin Allen Shoulder left last game- "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/26/17 WR Jared Cornelius Achilles out for season
09/08/17 WR Koilan Jackson ACL out for season
09/02/17 DB Ryan Pulley Shoulder out for season

Source: donbest.com

CHALLENGES

It would be easy for Alabama to write off Arkansas as a non-threat after their 26-point loss to South Carolina last weekend. However, one must consider that the Hogs took Texas A&M to overtime before losing by a touchdown. Arkansas is a team that has not fared well in the turnover category, with a minus .40 a game factor. Bama, on the other hand, has feasted on gaining turnovers from opponents. Getting a couple of takeaways from the Hogs will likely seal the Crimson Tide's seventh victory of the 2017 season. Arkansas' poor defense gives them an almost death sentence in this game.

Saturday's game starts at 6:15 pm CT and can be seen on ESPN.



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