Alabama vs. Arkansas: Keys for the Tide's Front Seven to Slow Down Alex Collins

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Alabama vs. Arkansas: Keys for the Tide's Front Seven to Slow Down Alex Collins
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Alabama's defense will have its hands full trying to contain Arkansas RB Alex Collins, who is the third leading rusher in the SEC.

New Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema is most known for the powerful rushing attacks he fielded during his tenure at Wisconsin.

After signing heralded 5-star running back Alex Collins in his first class, Bielema has unleashed his star freshman upon the SEC in similar fashion to running backs such as T.J. Yeldon, Todd Gurley and Jeremy Hill last season.

Meanwhile, head coach Nick Saban's defense at Alablama has traditionally been one of the nation's strongest units against the run. This season is no different, with the Tide ranking seventh nationally in rushing defense, according to cfbstats.com. 

What can Alabama’s defense do in order to slow down the Razorbacks' prolific freshman rusher when they meet on Saturday, Oct. 19?

Let's take a look.

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