No. 21 Arkansas heads to Tuscaloosa, AL, to take on No. 2 Alabama for a huge SEC matchup. Alabama is heading into this game with one loss, and Arkansas is coming in seven and three. With a win, Alabama would clinch an SEC title shot.
What’s At Stake?
This game holds some implications for the College Football Playoffs and especially for Alabama. They have to win this game because another lose may take all of their chance out of being in the top four. Arkansas is trying to get the upset but also is playing to make a bigger bowl this season.
Players To Watch
Alabama has many amazing players on its team, but only one player has all the eyes on them. That player is their quarterback, Bryce Young. He is the favorite to win the Heisman and could pull away with it by having a huge performance this game. Young has 3025 passing yards and 33 touchdowns, and only three interceptions.
Arkansas has some amazing talent on defense. Bumper Pool (linebacker), Hayden Henry (linebacker), and Grant Morgan (linebacker) all are players to watch for Arkansas. Pool has 100 total tackles and Henry has 79 total tackles and Morgan has 78 total tackles. Henry has two sacks and Morgan has an interception. The defense will have to play their best football all year and so will these players.
The offense for Alabama and the defense for Arkansas will need to have great games. Arkansas needs to hold Alabama to a low score to have a chance at this game. Alabama is a team we are used to scoring a lot but will need to find ways to score against this defense. Arkansas may be one of the best defenses they have faced all year.
This game will be the last challenge Alabama will have to face until the title game. They will need to play like they have all year and if they come out flat then this may be a lot closer than you think. Arkansas will have to play their best football of the season. They will have to outscore one of the best scoring teams in college football.
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