Bobby Petrino's Arkansas squad is off to a 3-0 start. The first two wins came easily by a combined score of 103-10 over obviously inferior opponents. Last weekend's clash with Troy proved to be much more competitive, and while the result was a 38-28 triumph, the margin was a bit too close for comfort.
Alabama is also 3-0, and like Arkansas, two of the three victories to date have been blowouts. Last weekend, the Crimson Tide dominated both sides of the ball in rolling to a 41-0 win over North Texas. With Florida coming up on October 1, Nick Saban's team has two outstanding opponents lined up in back- to-back weeks.
Game date, time: 3:30 pm ET, Saturday, September 24th
Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
TV channel: CBS
Spread: Alabama favored by 13
Series history: Alabama leads, 14-7
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