TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama football team went through a final full practice on Thursday afternoon, working a 90-minute session in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility. The practice focused on special teams and put the final touches on a gameplan for Arkansas.
The two SEC West rivals will meet this Saturday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN. The tandem of Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge will have the call from the booth with Holly Rowe helping out from the sidelines.
The Crimson Tide leads the all-time series with the Razorbacks, 15-8 (18-7 before forfeited and vacated games), and has won eight straight games against the Hogs. Alabama has also won five consecutive matchups against Arkansas at Bryant-Denny Stadium, including a shutout victory by a score of 52-0 back in 2013, the last time the two teams squared off in Tuscaloosa. 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.
Following Saturday’s home game with the Razorbacks, Alabama will travel to College Station for a top-25 matchup with the No. 9/11 Texas A&M Aggies. The meeting will be the eighth all-time, with the Crimson Tide owning a 5-2 advantage in the series. Last season, the Crimson Tide shut out the Aggies, 59-0, at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama last traveled to Kyle Field in 2013, coming away with a 49-42 win in a shootout with TAMU.