Halftime analysis: Bama 24, Arkansas 0

September, 15, 2012
9/15/12
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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

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