Alabama Football: Studs and duds for Tide vs. Arkansas

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Alabama football had plenty of studs vs. the Razorbacks

We went into the final game of the regular season with high expectations for Alabama football. The Crimson Tide have been dominant all year, and Arkansas was not expected to keep this one close. Over the course of the game, Alabama managed to pull away and prove that they are the best team in college football.

However, there were some errors made. Some were in the hands of Alabama players, but some were circumstantial. With that in mind, let’s break down the studs and duds from Alabama’s game against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Stud: Running back depth

We know that Alabama has the best running back in college football. Najee Harris has done more than enough to cement his place among the other great Alabama running backs. However, the Tide used its stable of runners against the Razorbacks.

Arkansas was committed to stopping the deep ball. That made it important for the running game to work as this game progressed. Thankfully, we saw production from multiple places.

Harris started the game with a few slips, but he scored two rushing touchdowns. Once Alabama football had a lead, they turned to Brian Robinson. He impacted both the passing and running games, which is rare for him. He did well on screens, but he dominated in the red zone.

After Robinson got his touches, Jase McClellan had the best run of the day. He showed speed on a touchdown through the entire Arkansas defense. No matter what happens at the end of the year, Alabama will have plenty of quality backs for the foreseeable future.