Make no mistake about it—Arkansas is about as good of a team as there is in the SEC. They are loaded with talent from one end of the roster to the other. They are physical, well coached and came into Tuscaloosa full of confidence and poise.
But make no mistake about this, either—Alabama’s physical, brutal and otherwise cruel dismemberment of the Razorbacks was a statement.
“We are Hungry,” says the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Arkansas’ first quarter drive to tie the game at 7-7 was an impressive display of offensive speed, talent and coaching. Petrino’s Hogs had the Alabama defense on its heels and when CBS went to the commercial break, you almost got the sense that this was going to be a competitive slugfest. But as CBS’ Gary Danielson put it, Bama’s defense adjusted to the speed of the game played by Arkansas and the rout was on.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Razorbacks drop only one more SEC West contest—and that would be to LSU—but I also wouldn’t be surprised to see them win out.