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Posted on: 12:00 pm, September 15, 2012, by Bobby Swofford, updated on: 02:39pm, September 15, 2012
Top ranked Alabama is in Fayetteville today to take on the Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium. Check back often for live updates and commentary from the 5NEWS Sports Staff.
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Hogs still have less than 100 yards of offense.
It is still pouring in Fayetteville. Alabama points that is. Tide extend lead to 45-0 with 11:32 left in game.
Alabama 38, Arkansas 0 after three quarters.
Arkansas started to get things going on the ground. Against mainly Alabama reserves though.
Touchdown Alabama. 38-0 over Arkansas. Yikes.
Arkansas fumbles ensuing kickoff. This one may start getting ugly (ier)
Alabama made that look easy. Tide marches 75 yards on first possession of 2nd half. 31-0 Tide against Arkansas.
1st Half Stats: Alabama 183 total yds, 103 passing. McCarron 7-12, TD. Arkansas 46 yards offense, Allen 7-13, 51 yds, 2 INT, -0.3 avg rush
That will do it for the first half. All Alabama in this one. Tide lead Arkansas 24-0.
All too familiar site for Arkansas… Offense trotting off after nonproductive drive. Punting again.
Alabama has 60 yards in penalties. 1-of-5 on third down and average less than five yards per rush. Of course they lead 24-0. All about Defense.
Lacy walks into endzone. Alabama now leads Arkansas 24-0 late in first half.
Ball goes right through Hamilton’s hands to the defender. Rain is coming down hard but that catch has to be made.
Another Interception by Alabama. Ran out of bounds inside Arkansas 10.
Alabama feels the wrath of the upright this time. 50+ yard field goal bounces off right post.
Not counting the bad snap on the punt, Arkansas has 15 yards rushing on 14 attempts.
Alabama defense starting to pin ears back. Allen sacked and Hogs forced to punt after three-and-out.
Alabama now holds 136-37 total yards advantage.
Short pass turns into 20+ yard touchdown for Tide. 17-0 Alabama
Running lanes are starting to get bigger and bigger for Alabama. Line of scrimmage is being established.
Allen picked off by Bama defense. Stared down receiver and threw into double if not triple coverage.
Tate and McKay with back-to-back catches. Arkansas trying to get it going. Long throw by Allen.
Alabama drills 51-yard field goal, lead Hogs 10-0 with 14 minutes left in first half.
1st Q Stats: Arkansas has 4 yards of offense. Allen 4-7 passing with 22 yards. Alabama has 59 yards but took advantage of short field.
Tide offensive line can only be described as massive.
Alabama on the move. McCarron getting the short passing game going.
Call upheld. Arkansas charged timeout after challenging play.
Wow. Ref said forward progress was stopped and no fumble. Major questionable call there.
Breaks continue to go Hogs way. Alabama fumbles punt, Arkansas recovers
Ruled that ball hit ground. No interception. Big break for Hogs.
Play will be reviewed. Hard to tell if nose of ball hit ground. Likely be first and goal at 3 for Tide.
Alabama doing what it does best, causing turnovers. Returns interception inside Arkansas 10.
Big hit by Alabama knocks ball loose, prevents first down. Mitchell at QB.
Rasner with nice play there. Bama forced to punt again.
Arkansas now has minus 1 yard of offense. Alabama has 35 yards in penalties. Allen 4-of-6 passing for 23 yards.
Arkansas will have to settle for field goal. Zach Hocker, from 41 yards out, hits left upright and no good.
Arkansas at the Alabama 22 and marching.
Hogs run the option with Mitchell, another first down and another Alabama penalty.
Nice play by Mitchell to get the first down. Roughing the passer tacks on 15 more.
Arkansas now has minus 22 yards total offense.
Bad snap on punt. Illegal kicking. One play, six yards Touchdown Alabama.
Arkansas defense gets stop on first possession. Hogs will need many, many more of those.
Big penalty there. False start negates third down conversion.
Hogs go three-and-out. Alabama takes over.
Second play of the game, MItchell in at quarterback. Wildcat look from Hogs.
Wilson will not play. Wearing ball cap and not a helmet.
On a side not, ULM is giving Auburn all they want. Auburn leads 28-21 but ULM inside 2- with just more than two minutes left.
Allen and Wilson split first team snaps in pregame warmup. Interesting news. Just smoke and mirrors by John L. Smith or something more?
2:10 pm Kickoff is in about 20 minutes. Will Tyler Wilson play? CBS pregame host Tim Brando just said he does and stated that John L. Smith’s “body language” said the same thing.
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