As the hype begins surrounding the Alabama-Arkansas showdown (See? Even the use of the word 'showdown' is hype!), let's take a look at some things that may surprise some viewers and even some 'Bama fans as the game unfolds this coming week in Fayetteville.
This week marks the beginning of a tough three week stretch of top-ranked opponents for the Crimson Tide. After Arkansas, 'Bama faces Florida at home and then South Carolina at the Ol' Ball Coach's place.
While the Penn State game showed what the team can do against better competition, that game was still bookended by relatively easy games.
For 'Bama, the season begins this week.
Meanwhile, Ryan Mallet and his Hogs are primed for a stellar year. They can begin to make their dream a reality with a win against 'Bama.
But don't be surprised Saturday if...