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Alabama vs. Arkansas 2016: Start time, live stream, TV schedule, and 3 things to know

Can No. 16 Arkansas hang with the No. 1 team in the land?

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No. 1 Alabama will travel to Fayetteville, Ark. to take on the No. 16-ranked Razorbacks on Saturday evening. This game is a bit intriguing, simply due to how this game went down the last time the Tide went on the road to face the Razorbacks.

The last time these two met in Razorbacks Stadium, the game was a little too close for comfort for Alabama fans -- The Tide only managed to score a touchdown in the second quarter. The Razorbacks responded with a touchdown of their own, but missed the extra point, sending Alabama to the locker room with just a one-point, 7-6 lead.

Arkansas was able to score a touchdown in the third quarter, but the missed extra point would wind up costing them in the end. Bama's offense, which struggled throughout the third quarter, was able to score a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. The Razorbacks' missed extra point in the first half would allow Bama to hold onto a one-point lead, and the Tide win 14-13 in a shaky performance.

How to watch, stream, and listen

TV: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN. Joe Tessitore will be on play-by-play, Todd Blackledge will be the analyst, and Holly Rowe will handle things from the sideline.

Radio: AlabamaArkansas

Online streaming: Saturday night's game can be streamed on WatchESPN.

Spread: Alabama is currently favored by 13 points.

Make friends: Get to SB Nation’s team blog chats for this game at Roll Bama Roll for Alabama fans and Arkansas Fight for Razorback fans.

Three big things to know

1. Alabama's defense can get after opposing quarterbacks: The defense through five weeks is within the top 20 defensively when it comes to sacks, with 17 on the year. Tide senior Jonathan Allen already has four of those sacks, and he has done well with passing the football. Arkansas' offensive line, on the other hand, has given up seven sacks. Inside the SEC, he is one of most efficient passers -- he currently has a rating of 167.7.

2. The Tide leads the country in defensive touchdowns: Through five games, Alabama already has five defensive scores -- two of them were fumble recoveries that were returned for touchdowns, and three were interception returns. Arkansas has lost five fumbles on the season, and Allen has thrown just two interceptions on the year.

3. We'll learn who this Arkansas team really is: We all thought this team looked for real when they beat then-No. 15 TCU on the road in the second week of the season, but they got drubbed 45-24 by Texas A&M during Week 3 from Jerry World. They played Alcorn State last week, so we'll see if this team has what it takes to hang with the No. 1 team in the land on Saturday night.


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