Arkansas to take on Alabama, Key Players to Watch
This Saturday the Arkansas Razorbacks will be playing Alabama who is ranked number one in the country. This is the Razorbacks last regular season football game of the year, as Sam Pittman has made his case for coach of the year.
This Saturday the Arkansas Razorbacks will pay the number one ranked team in the country in Alabama. Well the hogs have improved a ton from last year‘s team, they are still nowhere near the level of competition the Alabama is.
it is safe to say that this game could possibly be a blowout. Alabama has torched some good teams this year in the SEC, one of them being the Georgia Bulldogs who are a very good defense.
Alabama has one of the best offenses in the country and can’t explode for touchdowns at any point in a game. That could be bad news for the Hawks, considering their defense hasn’t been the best as of late.
The Crimson Tide‘s defense is it amazing, but it is definitely not bad. They will have the ability to force the Razorback offense and to some troublesome situations.
The Number one ranked team in the country has key players on both sides of the ball that the Arkansas Razorbacks should watch out for.
Key Players Arkansas Should Watch Out For:
Najee Harris, RB
The Alabama running back has taken the SEC by storm and has been a key part of their explosive offense. While everyone knows that quarterback Mac Jones will be a Heisman candidate, Alabama has two other players that could also be in that conversation. One of them being Harris, who has the stats to back it up.
Harris broke 1000 rushing yards on the season in their last game as he now sits at 1038, which is fourth overall in FBS football. His 20 rushing touchdowns is first in FBS, but he can do more than run the ball. Najee Harris is fourth on the team in receiving yards and receptions. His 6’2″ 230 pound frame is a big advantage for the tide, as his pass protection is very good.
Devonta Smith, WR
The other potential Heisman candidate is senior receiver Devonta Smith, who may be the best in college football. The 6’1″ wide out leads FBS in nearly every receiving category possible. With 80 total receptions for 1305 yards, Smith has been on another level. His 15 touchdowns broke a previous Alabama and SEC record for most by a receiver. If anyone can hurt Arkansas, its Devonta Smith.
Lets just hope Hudson Clark is not lined up against him.
Christian Barmore, DL
The 6’5″ defensive lineman has been an absolute unit for the crimson tide. He leads the team in sacks with four, as well as forced fumbles with two. His ability to create havoc is unmatched, and he is definitely one of the best defenders on the team.
Since Barmore is only a sophomore, yes a sophomore, he still has time to grow. However, he has already showed his ability to create plays even while being double teamed. He has three pass deflections on the year, which is fourth on the team.
While much of the talk on Alabama is for their offense, the defense can be lethal as well. Its Alabama we are talking about here. They have arguably one of the greatest coaches of all time, and they always recruit excellently. Let’s see how the Hogs bounce back after a loss, against the best team in the nation.