Alabama Hands Arkansas Its Fourth Loss of the Season

By EFN Staff
Published: 10/12/2015

Alabama 27, Arkansas 14

A long touchdown pass late in the third quarter sparked a string of 24 straight points for the Crimson Tide as No. 8 Alabama handed Arkansas its fourth loss of the season. The win pushed Alabama to 2-1 in SEC play as it looked to keep pace in the West division.

Player of the game

Alabama freshman receiver Calvin Ridley posted a career-high in catches and yards for the second consecutive game, hauling in eight receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown.

Key stats

  • Henry’s fourth-quarter touchdown gave him at least one rushing score in 11 straight games, an Alabama record.
  • After rushing for more than 200 yards in three straight games, Arkansas was held to 44 yards on the ground.
  • Henry was held to 3.5 yards per attempt -- his lowest average of the season.
  • Alabama quarterback Jake Coker had completed a sesaon-high 24 passes at a 72.7 percent clip. 
  • Arkansas compiled only 220 total yards after posting at least 424 in each of its first five games.
  • The Razorbacks had only 10 first downs.
  • The Crimson Tide have won eight consecutive meetings between the two schools.

Key play

  • With 1:39 remaining in the third quarter and Alabama trailing 7-3, Coker hit Ridley on an 81-yard touchdown pass to put the Crimson Tide ahead to stay.

Up next

  • Arkansas vs. Auburn (10/24)
  • Alabama vs. Texas A&M (10/17)