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Arkansas Razorbacks at Alabama Crimson Tide Open Game Thread

It's Homecoming Weekend for Alums especially the 1992 National Championship team that is celebrating their 25th Anniversary.

Gene Stallings and his 1992 team are in town for the game.
Gene Stallings and his 1992 team are in town for the game.
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Arkansas Razorbacks 2-3, 0-2 SEC

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Alabama Crimson Tide 6-0, 3-0 SEC


Saturday, October 14, 2017, 6:15/7:15 ESPN ESPN - Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit with Maria Taylor.

Tuscaloosa, AL - Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL

The Crimson Tide is a whopping 35-point favorite against the Hogs. Alabama is 20-7 all-time against Arkansas and have won ten straight. The Tide has never lost to the Razorbacks with Nick Saban at the helm.

Arkansas QB Austin Allen is not expected to play. Redshirt freshman QB Cole Kelley will likely start in Allen’s place.

The forecast calls for mostly sunny with a high of 81° by kickoff. By the end of the game, it should be a pleasant 74°. There is a 5% chance of rain but a 0% chance of an Arky win.


Alabama is honoring the undefeated 1992 Crimson Tide football team that stomped Lamar Thomas, Mr. Heisman Gino Torretta and the Miami Hurricanes into submission. This team is still remembered as one of the greatest Alabama defenses of all time led by Antonio Langham, John Curry and Eric Copeland. Joining him were George Teague, Chris Donnelly, Tommy Johnson, Michael Rogers, Sam Shade, Willie Gaston, Shannon Brown, Jeremy Nunley, Derrick Oden, Andre Royal, Lemanski Hall, Antonio London, and so many others.

On offense, Jay Barker was the quarterback. He married a country music star and has not paid for a drink in T-town ever since the 1993 Sugar Bowl. Derrick Lassic was the running back, accompanied by Sherman Williams, Chris Anderson, Martin Houston, and Tarrant Lynch. David "Deuce" Palmer was a receiver and kick returner extraordinaire. Other WRs included Curtis Brown, Kevin Lee, Prince Wimbley, and a guy named Dabo Swinney. On the line was Roosevelt Patterson, Matt Hammond, Tobie Sheils, Jon Stevenson, George Wilson. Steve Busky and Tony Johnson were tight ends.

Michael Proctor was the kicker. Bryne Diehl was the punter.

Mal Moore was offensive coordinator. "Brother" Bill Oliver was in charge of the defense.

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