The Jumbo Package | 10.20.13

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Your daily dose of Crimson Tide news and notes.

No. 1 Alabama silences struggling Arkansas | ESPN

The Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) rolled to a 28-0 halftime lead and easily avoided catching the upset bug that struck other SEC powers. Alabama has won by the same margin over Arkansas two years running.

It's the first time Alabama has shut out an SEC opponent two years in a row since wins over Mississippi State in 1973-74.


Feel The Rhythm: Alabama | Arkansas Fight

Welp...

See y'all in two weeks.


Alabama efficient in second straight 52-0 blowout over Arkansas | AL.com

Running back Kenyan Drake ran for 104 yards on just eight carries while T.J. Yeldon added another 88 on 12 tries. Freshman Derrick Henry came in to give the Tide 111 rushing yards and its second straight game with two 100-yard rushers. That's never happened in school history.

Quarterback AJ McCarron went for on 180 yards on15-for-21 passing with three touchdowns a week after throwing for a career-high 367 yards at Kentucky. Blake Sims replaced him late in the third quarter.


Alabama coach Nick Saban says safety Vinnie Sunseri's knee injury 'could be serious' | AL.com

Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri will undergo an MRI on Sunday to gauge the damage on his injured knee.

"It could be serious," Alabama coach Nick Saban said.

Sunseri went down with the injury on kickoff coverage during the first quarter in Alabama's 52-0 win over Arkansas. He walked off without assistance and retreated to the locker room shortly thereafter. He returned to the sidelines without his pads during the second half and doled out hugs to a number of his teammates.


Arkansas vs. Alabama 2013 final score: Tide dominate Razorbacks, 52-0 | SB Nation

Nick Saban does not care about "upsets" or "interesting football games". The Alabama Crimson Tide rolled to yet another dominating win, defeating Arkansas 52-0 for their second-straight shutout win over the Razorbacks.

The Tide put on a clinical performance, with no turnovers, penalties, sacks allowed, or points allowed.


A joking Nick Saban says he often reminds Alabama RB Dee Hart 'I've got to be taller than somebody' | AL.com

"Maybe the only guy on the team I'm taller than," Saban said of Hart, who is listed as 5-foot-9. "I have to tell him that about every day.

"Hate to tell him that's why he got recruited because I've got to be taller than somebody."


Bama win vs. Arkansas comes at a cost | ESPN

One by one, teammates stopped and patted Vinnie Sunseri on the shoulder. Alabama's starting safety was in street clothes, limping gingerly with a bum knee. "How bad is it?" they wanted to know. And from high up in the stands, it was obvious. Their body language in response said it all: A quick shake of the head, a long hug and a slow walk away.

Nick Saban Post Game Press Conference


Bret Bielema Post Game Press Conference - "This is getting a little old"


AJ McCarron


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