Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Crimson Crossover: Foul stench in Hogville

Arkansas - 2013

Record: 3-4
Conference Record: 0-3 (SEC - Western Division)
Last Game: South Carolina 52 Arkansas 7

Alabama - 2013

Record: 6-0
Conference Record: 3-0 (SEC - Western Division)
Last Game: Alabama 48 Kentucky 7

History lesson

Series: Alabama leads series 13-8 *16-7 before forfeited /vacated games* (First meeting in 1962)
Most Recent Meeting: Alabama 52 Arkansas 0 (2012)

Setting the scene

Arkansas vs. Alabama
Bryant-Denny Stadium – Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Betting Line: Alabama -28 (as of 10/15)

Beat writers of the week

Bob Holt - Mr. Holt has covered the Razorbacks for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 1981.

Twitter: @BobHoltADG

Robbie Neiswanger - Sports writer covering the Razorbacks for the Arkansas News Bureau/Stephens Media.

Twitter: @NWARobbie

Follow Bob and Robbie via Twitter to get the latest (breaking) news concerning the Arkansas Razorbacks as they prepare for Alabama.

Arkansas on the wire

>>No. 1 Alabama a four-touchdown favorite over reeling Arkansas

>>Bielema Urging Team To Dig Out Of 'Doldrums'

>>FOUR DOWNS: Thomas Focuses On 'Positives' After Season-Ending Injury

>>Arkansas at Alabama – Game Week Chatter

>>Arkansas' Collins leaves strange signing day tale in the dust (Sept. 25 feature story)
The weekly quotable

In 2012, John L. Smith encouraged the Razorbacks to "smile" in the face of a 52-0 defeat at the hands of Alabama. One year later, new Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema, has taken a similar approach prior to the 'Bama game.
The Crimson Elephant verdict

Easy answer? Read the Alabama/Kentucky final verdict. The game should unfold in a very similar fashion.

Running back Alex Collins is a fine player, and is arguably the most talented player Arkansas has had in many years. However, a single talent, and a freshman at that, can only pick up so much slack.

Arkansas is a bad football team, make no mistake.

After starting the season 3-0, the Razorbacks have lost four straight games, three of which came against SEC foes.

While many pundits wait with bated breath for Alabama to falter, Oct. 19 won't be the date of implosion.

Alabama 38
Arkansas 6

TomTom Go Confidently

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