Alabama Crimson Tide Blows Out Arkansas; Tennessee Volunteers Next?

By Taylor Sturm

The Alabama Crimson Tide once again demonstrated their dominance of the SEC West with a 52–0 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks. Three Crimson Tide running backs, T.J. Yeldon, Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry, ran for over 80 yards and five total touchdowns while quarterback A.J. McCarron threw for 180 yards and three touchdowns. When the Alabama offense clicks, which seems like always, they are almost impossible to stop.

Next up for the Crimson Tide is an extremely dangerous game against the resurgent Tennessee Volunteers. I don’t expect the Volunteers to do something crazy like win, but Alabama could have problems if they find themselves looking forward to the bye week and the game against the LSU Tigers.

The Volunteers are second in the SEC in total interceptions and sixth in the nation. If their offense can click, Tennessee is one of the better teams in a struggling SEC East. Tennessee will be coming off a huge victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks and will believe they can actually win this game. The Crimson Tide must score early and shut down the Volunteers on offense to crush any hope that they might have of winning.

Alabama is already in the BCS National Championship as long as they don’t drop a game against a lesser opponent, but with the destruction of low-level SEC teams like Arkansas, that looks like that would be nearly impossible. College football fans should be looking forward to the BCS National Championship game that should have happened already – the Oregon Ducks vs. the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Taylor Sturm is an SEC Basketball Writer for Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS or add him to your network on Google

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