Dramatic finish as Alabama defeats Arkansas

The Alabama Crimson Tide overcame a bad first half to defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks 24-20.

According to UA, “Junior running back Mark Ingram ran for 158 yards on 23 attempts and scored two touchdowns, including one to give Alabama a 24-20 lead with just over three minutes left in the fourth quarter. Junior Julio Jones caught 5 passes for 55 yards and senior quarterback Greg McElroy completed 18-of-26 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown. Arkansas’ Ryan Mallet led the Razorbacks with 359 yards through the air on 25-of-38 passing, becoming the first quarterback to throw for over 300 yards against Alabama since Utah’s Brian Johnson in the 2009 All State Sugar Bowl. The Alabama defense intercepted Mallett three times on the day, including two by sophomore Robert Lester. Alabama returns to conference action next Saturday, hosting Florida at 7 p.m. CDT. The game will be televised by CBS.”

From the AP: Mark Ingram ran for 157 yards and scored on a 1-yard run with 3:18 to play, completing top-ranked Alabama’s rally from a 17-point deficit in the second half for a 24-20 win against No. 10 Arkansas on Saturday.

Robert Lester set up the score with his second interception of the day against Ryan Mallett. He returned it to the Arkansas 11, and Nick Saban gave the ball to his Heisman Trophy winning running back on three straight plays to get the game-winning score.

The Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 SEC) were able to run out the clock after Mallett threw his third interception, this time to Dre Kirkpatrick. Alabama faced fourth-and-inches in its own territory, but Greg McElroy picked it up with a sneak.

That sent Arkansas (3-1, 1-1) and its record home crowd of 76,808 away disappointed in the biggest game on campus in decades. (check back for updates to the AP story below)

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  1. 1
    Crimsonite

    Woooo Pig Soooie – Cough, cough, cough, cough! I love games like that. Anybody have a defibulator I can borrow! RTR, RTR, RTR, RTR!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 2
    Finebammer

    We got lucky today. Sometimes it’s good to have luck.

    But our secondary sucks, and we need a more consistent pass rush.

    We played bad and still found a way to win. On the road. In the SEC.

    Did that a couple of times last year too.

  3. 3
    auburntigerfan

    Yall bammers got lucky with 3 minutes left. Now I know I predicted a blowout in Arkansas favor but still…Yall managed to stay close enough to pull out the miracle win of the season.
    Wanna see dominance look at the Auburn USC game. Even though they changed the QB and were drving up til the end …..it was a total domination from start to finish. Auburn even spotted the Cocks a bit of a lead just to make it a fair contest.
    Cam Newton will win the Hiesman this season. There is no doubt about it. He has shown that he can win against the most “elite” teams in the nation!!!

    AUBURNS BACK!!!!

  4. 4
    Sluggo

    Auburn grad here. You guys showed today in the second half what champions are made of. Are you unbeatable? No. But you were impressive today.

    Congrats on a great win.

    War Eagle!

  5. 5
    J.w.

    Yes it was a great win.But bottom line is Ark won the first half and Bama second half.You had to know that coach was going make some changes for second half and it worked.With the picks off of Mallet Dre and Lester were in in there right positions to make picks.In first half they were out of position for some reason.Should have been more picks in first half.Also we put more pressure on Mullet in second half.All in all this defense was just battle tested for the first time and came through like a champion.I have my crimson glasses on this morning and i can tell you right now that this team will go to the big dance again and win it all and dam all you critics and by the way GO F,,K YOUR SELF AUBARNTIGERFAN BECAUSE ARK WOULD SMACK YOUR ASS AND MAKE A FOOL OUT OF CHEESE……………RT

  6. 6
    bamafan1977

    holy shit awbarn fans truly are delusional especioally when one refers to south carolina as an “ELITE” team! south carolina beat themselves with turnovers AWBARNS Defense is one oe the worst in the conference wait and see

  7. 7
    J.w.

    South Carolina is the same old dam team that it has been since Spurrier took over.Not worth a shit.Ole Piss what a laugh.Tennessee LMAO.The only team left that we need to get by is the gators.The rest is just want to be great teams that we know are not worth a dog shit.Corn dogs,,and little brother can not hold a decent game with us.We let little brother jump 14 points on us and they still could not hold LMAO..Corn Dogs well that”s another story.We just punished the hell out of them like we will again this year.Gator fans you can get in line and get on your knees and pray that we do not embarrass your ass again because i really think things will fall apart for you in Tuscaloosa…ROLL TIDE MY CRIMSON BROTHERS””””””””””

  8. 8
    Crimsonite

    What’s the matter with you people? You’ve all been on this board enough to know that AuburnTigerFan is faux. His posts are satirical. Or else he’s on a permanent Crack high. RTR!

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