Conference Record: 0-3 (SEC - Western Division)
Last Game: South Carolina 52 Arkansas 7
Alabama - 2013
Conference Record: 3-0 (SEC - Western Division)
Last Game: Alabama 48 Kentucky 7
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.
Robbie Neiswanger - Sports writer covering the Razorbacks for the Arkansas News Bureau/Stephens Media.
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)
After rushing for 172 yards and 1 touchdown vs. Samford @Budda03 is SEC Freshman of the Week #NeverYield pic.twitter.com/XVTJmkgn5rThe weekly quotable
— Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) September 9, 2013
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.
How does Arkansas have any chance to beat Alabama after last week's loss? Bielema's message to team: "I say, 'Don't be a Debbie Downer.'"The Crimson Elephant verdict
— Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) October 14, 2013
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.