Oct. 6, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama football team practiced in full pads for two hours on Tuesday afternoon outdoors on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.
The Crimson Tide began to narrow its focus to stopping a strong Arkansas offense. The Razorbacks feature the fourth-best rushing offense in the Southeastern Conference and have put together the third-most attempts of any conference school. Through the air, the Hogs have been the second most efficient team in the SEC, tossing three picks in 143 attempts.
Alabama and Arkansas will meet up this Saturday, Oct. 10, for a 6 p.m. CT matchup at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Tide’s homecoming game will air live on ESPN with Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge in the booth and Holly Rowe on the sidelines for the broadcast.
The Crimson Tide owns the advantage in the series with Arkansas, 15-8 (18-7 before forfeited and vacated games), and is currently riding an eight-game winning streak against the Hogs. Alabama has also won five consecutive against Arkansas inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. The most recent matchup occurred last season in Fayetteville, when the Crimson Tide posted a 14-13 win over the Razorbacks thanks to a blocked extra point by Jonathan Allen that would prove to be the difference in the game.
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