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Arkansas takes 10-point lead over Alabama at half

Posted on: September 25, 2010 5:37 pm
Edited on: September 25, 2010 6:09 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

The blockbuster matchup between No. 1 Alabama and host No. 10 Arkansas has, at the half, tilted in the Razorbacks' favor. Arkansas leads 17-7 on the strength of two Ryan Mallett touchdowns, and Alabama has been hurt by two uncharacteristic interceptions by QB Greg McElroy.

Early in the game, Arkansas drew first blood with a magnificent pitch-and-catch from Mallett to Ronnie Wingo:

At that point, Alabama responded with an equal display of force, as Mark Ingram reminded everybody that he is, in fact, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner:

But both quarterbacks threw awful end zone interceptions, killing great scoring chances for both teams, and another bad pick for Alabama gave Arkansas the ball near midfield late in the second half. Mallett drove the team down the field with his rifle of an arm, and the 6'6" quarterback stretched across the goal line on a 1-yard sneak to push the lead to 17-7 with under 20 seconds left.

And that's where we stand now.

The game's not over, not by a long shot; both Ingram and Trent Richardson are running with a purpose for the Crimson Tide, and Mallett's probably still got some head-scratching throws left in him today. But we're 30 minutes in, and Arkansas has a double-digit lead. Coming into this game, the Razorbacks would have been thrilled to be where they are now.

Comments

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: September 25, 2010 9:11 pm
 

Arkansas takes 10-point lead over Alabama at half

You didn't give them the #1 spot to begin with, so quit pretending like the game mattered at all for you.



Since: Oct 13, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2010 7:12 pm
 

Arkansas takes 10-point lead over Alabama at half

Nice win for 'Bama, but that game showed its vulnerabilities. It looks as if the number 1 spot is in jeopardy. Very surprising that the O-line had as much trouble as that. That will need serious improvement to make a run for the top. Good game management, showed confidence, I'll give them 3 of 4 stars, but not the #1 Spot.


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