Since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007, the Crimson Tide has not lost to Arkansas. No one expects that pattern to change Saturday.
After losing to South Carolina by four touchdowns, Arkansas is 2-3, and the Razorbacks’ season could start to unravel if — as expected — they lose to both the Tide this week and Auburn next week. Unfortunately for Bret Bielema, his team ranks 97th in the nation in scoring defense – a number that might not get any better after an evening with Jalen Hurts, Damien Harris, Bo Scarbrough and the Alabama offense.
Back in the 1990s, this was one of the most consistently close series in the SEC (six of seven games were decided by 10 or fewer points from 1994-2000), but not anymore. Among the Crimson Tide victories of late were 52-0 routs in 2012 and ’13.
HOW TO WATCH
Who: No. 1 Alabama vs. Arkansas
When: 7:15 p.m. ET/6:15 p.m. CT on Saturday, October 14
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Live stream: WatchESPN.com or WatchESPN app
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