Halftime analysis: Bama 24, Arkansas 0

September, 15, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide didn't have to do much to jump out to a 24-0 lead over the Razorbacks in the first half. The Razorbacks did the work for them.

Arkansas, without starting quarterback Tyler Wilson for the game, had a number of costly mistakes, including a botched punt attempt and a late interception that set up easy scores for Alabama.

Stat of the half: Without Wilson at quarterback, the Razorbacks have had no luck against the Crimson Tide defense, mustering -5 rushing yards and 45 total yards of offense.

Player of the half: Eddie Lacy had been something of an unknown for Alabama before Saturday afternoon, a question mark due to his health. But in the SEC opener, he showed up in a big way, rumbling 40 yards for two touchdowns on nine carries.

What's working for Alabama: The Crimson Tide are having no trouble taking what the Razorbacks give them. Alabama has turned three drives inside Arkansas territory into 17 points.

What's not working for Alabama: The execution on offense hasn't been crisp for the Tide, converting on just one of five third-down attempts.

Alex Scarborough | email

Alabama/SEC reporter



You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

Which Players Have The Most To Prove In 2015?
With spring football upon us, Chris Low looks at which college football players have the most to prove in 2015.