[𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐌]NCAAF] Alabama vs Arkansas live Free Broadcast NCAA Football Week-5 On 1 October 2022
Alabama is beginning one of the most challenging stretches of the season for any college football team today. Nick Saban and the No. 2 Crimson Tide will be in Fayetteville to take on the No. 19 Arkansas Razorbacks.
Alabama Football is on the road for its fifth game of the 2022 season. The afternoon contest is scheduled for a kickoff a few minutes past 2:30 PM CST.
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Alabama’s road challenges of late have been well documented and coach Saban has addressed the issue multiple times over the last couple of weeks. Saban hopes his team shows up with the right mindset to avoid the past costly mistakes that have plagued the Tide on the road.
The No. 2 Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0) are coming off a dominant 55-3 win over Vanderbilt last week in their SEC season opener at home, where 2021 Heisman winning quarterback Bryce Young threw for 385 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.
Alabama has beaten its opponents by 52 points or more this season while playing at home. It edged Texas 20-19 in its only road game so far this season and will be on the road this week against Arkansas.
No. 2 Alabama will be on the road Saturday for a huge battle in the SEC West when it faces No. 20 Arkansas on the SEC on CBS Game of the Week. The Crimson Tide roll in to Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a record of 4-0 and are coming off of two easy victories; the Tide took down Vanderbilt 55-3 last week after beating ULM 63-7 the week before. Those results looked a lot different than the one from Week 2 when Alabama narrowly avoided an upset in a road game against Texas.
Arkansas wasn't as lucky last week. The Razorbacks have spent all week trying to shake the image of Cam Little's 42-yard field goal attempt bouncing off the top of the upright instead of going through with 90 seconds left in the game. Those lost three points loomed large in a 23-21 loss to rival Texas A&M. Now, the Razorbacks have to find a way to bounce back against one of the best teams in the country.
That loss makes this a must-win for Arkansas. A loss would drop it to 1-2 in conference play, and it's hard to imagine any team with two losses -- one of which coming to Alabama -- winning the SEC West.
An enormous SEC matchup headlines college football's Week 5 when No. 2 Alabama travels to No. 20 Arkansas. Sam Pittman should have the Razorbacks (3-1, 1-1 SEC) ready to go after Arkansas' self-inflicted wounds proved costly in last week's gut-wrenching 23-21 loss to Texas A&M. Nick Saban said Alabama (4-0, 1-0 SEC) heads into the belly of the beast.
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Alabama has a dangerous, all-purpose running back in Jahmyr Gibbs. A transfer from Georgia Tech, Gibbs ranks third in the conference in all-purpose yards per game (113.0). He has proven to be the team's most reliable receiving threat so far this season, with 17 receptions (best on the team) for 187 yards and three touchdowns (both second on the team). He also ranks second on the team in rushing yards per game (43.0).
Arkansas has a physical running attack. The Razorbacks average 243.8 rushing yards per game, which ranks second in the SEC and ninth in the country. The ground game is led by sophomore running back Raheim Sanders, who ranks fourth in the nation in rushing yards per game (127.0). Jefferson is second on the team in rushing, at 68.5 yards per game.
Alabama has had a few injured players that have yet to play in any games such as JoJo Earle, Aaron Anderson, and Tyler Harrell. But the most impactful injuries at the moment are to Jordan Battle and Byron Young. Both have practiced this week and coach Saban has listed both as day-to-day. Their availability will be one of the biggest storylines of the contest.
That feels like a lot of points for Alabama on the road until you consider Arkansas ranks 126th nationally in passing yards per game. This is, in part, a result of Barry Odom’s bend-but-don’t-break defense. But that’s also a major concern against Bryce Young and the Tide. Still, I like Arkansas to cover here. K.J. Jefferson is a dynamic playmaker and Arkansas scores enough to keep it close in front of a crazy home crowd. … Alabama 42, Arkansas 28.