Arkansas presents major test for Alabama - WSMV News 4

Arkansas presents major test for Alabama

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - No. 3 Alabama's defensive backs hope to have Arkansas covered on Saturday.

The 14th-ranked Razorbacks will send a deep, dangerous group of wide receivers against a secondary that's also experienced and formidable.

Crimson Tide linebacker Don't'a Hightower says it could be a matchup of the Southeastern Conference's best receiving corps versus the best defensive backfield.

It's hard to argue.

The Razorbacks are averaging a league-best 346.7 yards passing a game. Alabama has allowed only 344 combined in three games.

Arkansas has a group of four star receivers led by Jarius Wright, with three in the Top 10 in the SEC. Alabama counters with All-America safety Mark Barron in a group that returned every starter this season.

The Tide ranks second nationally in four defensive categories, including pass defense.

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