Ryan Mallett Interception Seals Alabama Victory Over Arkansas, 24-20

When can Ryan Mallett throw for 380 yards and still lose? When the last play he throws is a gamebreaking interception.

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Alabama 24, Arkansas 20: Mallett Throws For Heartbreak In Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR (Sports Network) - Mark Ingram ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 3:18 left, as top-ranked Alabama rallied from a 13-point third-quarter deficit to stun 10th-ranked Arkansas, 24-20, at Razorback Stadium.

The reigning Heisman Trophy winner Ingram teamed up with Trent Richardson, who gained 85 yards on eight carries, to help defending champion Alabama (4-0, 1-0 SEC) remain unbeaten in its last 28 regular season games after scoring 17 unanswered points. Greg McElroy also stayed undefeated in his collegiate career after throwing for 194 yards and a touchdown on 18-of-26 passing. McElroy, who is 18-0 as a starter, was also picked off twice.

Richardson also added a receiving touchdown, while Julio Jones had five catches for 55 yards. The Crimson Tide, who have beaten the Razorbacks four straight times, won their eighth straight game against AP Top 25 opponents.

Ryan Mallett threw for 357 yards and a touchdown on 25-of-38 passing, but was intercepted three times for Arkansas (3-1, 1-1), which fell to 4-12 all-time against the top-ranked team in the nation. Jarius Wright was Mallett's main target, catching six passes for 131 yards, while Ronnie Wingo hauled in a touchdown pass.


Alabama Vs. Arkansas, Second Quarter Update: Razorbacks Lead 17-7 At The Half

Things settled down in a hurry in Fayetteville, with two Alabama drives aborted by Greg McElroy interceptions and an additional pick for Ryan Mallett slowing the Hogs. Both quarterbacks have been picked off in the endzone in the first half.

Ryan Mallett, however, has the advantage of being nineteen feet tall and part sycamore tree, and when Arkansas capitalized on McElroy's second interception to march into the red zone, all he had to do was topple into the endzone for a touchdown. Arkansas leads, 17-7 at the half, and Mallett has 250 passing yards in just two quarters.


Alabama Vs. Arkansas, First Quarter Update: Hogs Lead, 10-7

A 52-yard Arkansas drive highlighted by a self-recovered fumble worthy of Yakety Sax stalled out in the red zone, and the Hogs kicked a 31-yard field goal to pull ahead, 10-7, at the end of the first quarter.


VIDEO: Ingram Ties It Up With Massive Run, 7-7

One Crimson Tide three-and-out and a short Razorbacks drive later, Alabama answers the Hogs' score with a 54-yard touchdown run by Mark Ingram, who you may have heard of.

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With 6:35 remaining in the first quarter, Alabama and Arkansas are tied, 7-7.


VIDEO: Arkansas Grabs Lightning-Fast Lead, 7-0

Well, that was abrupt. Arkansas returned Alabama's opening kickoff 26 yards, and Ryan Mallett hit two long passes to open play, the second to Ronnie Wingo for a 43-yard touchdown:

Via: Jose at 3030.

 45 seconds have elapsed and Arkansas leads, 7-0.

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