Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Alabama Crimson Tide: Complete Game Preview

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Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Alabama Crimson Tide: Complete Game Preview
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(Left) QB Brandon Allen hands off to RB Alex Collins.

The Arkansas Razorbacks were riding smoothly up until game four at Rutgers. Since then, the road has been filled with speed bumps and pot holes. 

All head coach Bret Bielema and fans could do on homecoming last Saturday was sit there and watch as the Hogs were completely dismantled at home, 52-7, by South Carolina. If that wasn't bad enough, Arkansas players have to put it out of their minds fast because this weekend, they travel to Tuscaloosa to take on the two-time defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide.

Alabama was No. 1 for the eighth straight week when the Top 25 poll was released Sunday at noon. The Crimson Tide won easily, 48-7, on the road over Kentucky last weekend. 

The chances of the Razorbacks upsetting Alabama on their home turf are slim to none. However, crazier things have happened, which is why they play the game.

Here's a complete breakdown of everything you need to know, from keys to victory and players to watch, to what's being said about the matchup, and a final prediction.

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Place: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL

TV: ESPN

Radio: Arkansas Razorbacks Radio Network and Crimson Tide Sports Network

Spread: Alabama by 28 according to VegasInsider.com

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