10/19/2013 - A wild day in the SEC included a rather mundane and methodical evening at Bryant-Denny Stadium as top-ranked Alabama jumped ahead of Arkansas early and cruised to a 52-0 victory on Saturday night. The victory extended Alabama's winning streak to 11 games -- dating to last season's second consecutive national championship season -- and will keep the Crimson Tide (7-0 overall, 4-0 SEC) atop the national rankings. Arkansas fell to 3-5 overall and 0-4 in SEC play.
Alabama coach Nick Saban will certainly find things that bothered me him during his team's latest victory, particularly during film study. But it was hard to spot on a Saturday night that Alabama appeared to do little wrong on offense, defense or special teams. Quarterback AJ McCarron, who sat down with just under six minutes left in the third quarter after throwing for 180 yards and three touchdowns, and running backs Kenyan Drake and T.J. Yeldon led the Alabama offense to 532 yards.
Drake and Yeldon combined for 192 of Alabama's 352 rushing yards with Drake scoring two touchdowns and Yeldon adding one. Alabama's offense didn't allow a sack or turn the ball over and the Crimson Tide was not flagged for a penalty in the game. - The Sports Xchange