(1) Alabama Crimson Tide @ (16) Arkansas Razorbacks
WHERE: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium – Fayetteville, AR
KICKOFF: Saturday, October 8 @ 7 p.m. ET on ESPN
LINE: ALA -13.5
We have a familiar sight at the top of the college football rankings again this season. Alabama is once again the clear-cut leader at the No.1 position. That said, the Crimson Tide face their first real test of the 2016 season on the road against the 4-1 Razorbacks.
Once again, Alabama features an incredible run defense. The Crimson Tide is only allowing 68 yards rushing per game. It will be interesting to see how true freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts operates in a hostile environment against a quality opponent.
Austin Allen has been exceptional at quarterback for the Razor backs. He hasn’t thrown an interception since the season opener and has completed 67% of his passes. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema was a nose tackle during his playing days. He brings much of that toughness to his coaching style. If the Arkansas offensive line can hold up, the Razorbacks might have a chance in this game to upset the #1 team in the country