Alabama Football: 3 takeaways from close win over Arkansas

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse
Arkansas Razorbacks
Alabama Crimson Tide

With a win today, Alabama football was able to lock up the SEC West and gear up for two massive games against Auburn and Georgia. Somebody should have told Arkansas they were supposed to roll over because Sam Pittman’s crew did not get the memo.

Arkansas’ defense forced Bama to turn the ball over on downs on their first drive, and held them to a field goal on their following drive. The only issue was the mistake in the middle which was KJ Jefferson fumbling the snap directly after the turnover.

The Crimson Tide started to heat up after this shaky start with three consecutive touchdown drives of 75+ yards. Bryce Young was phenomenal and relied on help from his talented receiving duo of John Metchie and Jameson Williams.

Both of these Bama receivers had themselves a tremendous day, and each made massive
chunk plays that kept the momentum on Alabama’s side. Brian Robinson continued to prove how physical of a back he is, finishing with 122 yards on 27 carries.

Despite this great production, Arkansas kept answering the bell as we went into halftime with Alabama holding onto a 10 point lead. Big plays by Trelon Smith and Treylon Burks allowed the Razorbacks to keep fighting.

The game never got out of reach, as Arkansas trailed 34-28 in the 4th quarter after an incredible fake field goal that went for a touchdown.

The Razorbacks also forced a fumble at their own 1-yard line, which gave them a chance to go 99 yards for the lead. Arkansas just could not finish off the comeback, as they did not capitalize and allowed Alabama to score another touchdown to effectively put the game away.

After another wild Saturday afternoon in the SEC, what did we learn?

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse