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Alabama vs Arkansas State Live Stream Online Free,No. 1-ranked Alabama will host the Arkansas Red Wolves on Saturday, Sept. 8, for a 2:35 p.m. CT kickoff at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Crimson Tide’s 2018 home opener will air on ESPN2, with Kevin Brown, Andre Ware and Alex Corddry on the call. Check out this 2-4-7 preview to get you ready for the second game on Alabama’s 2018 football schedule.Moses quietly put together a strong game against the Cardinals as he started opposite Wilson at Will linebacker. The former 5-star recruit posted four tackles, including one sack, and showed off his closing speed by chasing down a Louisville receiver, despite taking a poor angle. Look for Moses and several members of the Tide’s front to try and disrupt quarterback Justice Hansen.
3. Mac Jones
If the plan is, in fact, to only play Jalen Hurts in four games and allow him to redshirt this season then Jones will likely be the second quarterback off the bench after Tua Tagovailoa. He only had one pass attempt in the Tide’s opener late in the game, but do not forget Jones shared MVP honors in Alabama’s A-Day Game. After Tagovailoa lights it up, Jones could be first on the field.
4. Phidarian Mathis
The Crimson Tide tried to get a lot of young players on the field on defense against Louisville, and one of the inexperienced players that stood out was Mathis. The redshirt freshman only registered one tackle as a rotational player and reserve, but the 6-foot-4, 310-pound nose tackle was able to force his way into the backfield quite a bit. Watch what he will be able to do against an Arkansas State offensive line once starter Quinnen Williams needs a breather up front.
SEVEN NOTES TO KEEP IN MIND
1. Alabama and Arkansas State will meet for the third time in history when the Red Wolves visit Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Crimson Tide’s 2018 home opener. Alabama won the first two matchups between the two schools, taking a 34-7 win on Oct. 2, 1982, at Legion Field in Birmingham and a 35-0 homecoming win in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 1, 2008.
Saban is 3-0 all-time against Arkansas State. In addition to the 2008 victory, his Toledo squad defeated ASU, 43-28, on Nov. 17, 1990, for his final win with the Rockets. In his final season at LSU, the Tigers took a 55-3 win from the Red Wolves on Sept. 11, 2004, in Baton Rouge. 2. The Crimson Tide owns a 77-11-2 (.867) all-time record across 90 total home-opening games. Currently, UA is riding a 16-game winning streak in the team’s first game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Under Saban, the Tide sports a perfect 11-0 record in home openers.
Saban is 20-2 (.909) all-time in home openers across his four stops as a head coach. He is currently riding a 17-game winning streak in the first game at his home stadium, with the last loss coming in 1998 when his Michigan State Spartans fell to Colorado State, 23-16. In home openers, Saban’s teams are out-scoring the opposition 813-258 (36.9-11.7 ppg) and have shut out the competition on three occasions.
Alabama has won 33 of the last 34 games at its home stadium. The Tide boasts the fourth-best all-time home winning percentage in the FBS at .827 (259-53-3) at Bryant-Denny Stadium since the stadium opened in 1929. Marshall is the leader with a winning percentage of .829 (155-32) at Joan C. Edwards Stadium (1991). Georgia Southern’s Paulson Stadium (1984) is second at .8281 (188-39), just percentage points ahead of Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium (1970) at .8280 (260-54). Alabama is fourth, followed by Houston’s TDECU Stadium (2014) at .815 (22-5).
3. Saban owns a 9-1 record against current members of the Sun Belt Conference. At Alabama, Saban sports a 5-1 mark with his lone loss coming to Louisiana-Monroe (now ULM) in 2007, his first season at the helm of the Crimson Tide. Saban-coached teams have outscored Sun Belt opponents by a margin of 400-107 (40.0-10.7 points per game) and have limited teams to seven points or fewer in six of those contests, including three shutouts. In the most recent matchup, Saban led the Crimson Tide to a 34-0 victory over ULM at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2015.
4. With its 51-14 win over Louisville in the Camping World Kickoff on Sept. 1, Alabama has defeated 74 consecutive unranked teams under head coach Nick Saban, the longest streak in FBS history. Alabama’s last loss to an unranked team was a 17-10 defeat at the hands of Auburn on Nov. 24, 2007. The current streak began with a win over Colorado on Dec. 30, 2007 in the Independence Bowl. The previous record was 72 games, shared by Miami (Fla.) (1984-95) and Florida (1989- 2000). Under Saban, Alabama holds a 78-3 (.963) (74-3, .961 after vacations) mark against unranked opponents.
5. Senior running back Damien Harris’ 55 rushing yards against Louisville gives the Madison, Ky., native 2,249 rushing yards for his career. Harris is just the 20th back in UA history to surpass the 2,000-yard mark. His total currently ranks No. 16 all-time at Alabama. Ricky Moore (1981-84) is No. 15 at 2,270. Derrick Henry is Alabama’s career rushing leader with 3,591 yards. After Alabama’s Week 1 blowout against the Louisville Cardinals, the Crimson Tide’s quarterback situation looked a little more clear. Tua Tagovailoa got the start and looked as impressive as he was in the second half of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Hurts looked fine in the snaps that he got, but Tagovailoa showed why many expect him to be a star.
Though it is now clear which quarterback gives the Crimson Tide the best shot to win, what remains unclear is what Nick Saban will do with Jalen Hurts. He certainly won’t disclose that information himself, and that leaves many national analysts to speculate on what will happen. Tim Tebow joined The Paul Finebaum Show on Friday live from outside Williams-Brice Stadium and was asked about the dynamic between Saban, Hurts, and Tagovailoa. The former Florida quarterback’s answer is one that many Alabama fans won’t like to hear. Tebow suggested that Hurts may eye a move to Auburn after this season.
“I think there are so many question marks about it,” Tebow said. “Do you redshirt him? Do you try to keep him around? Is he going to redshirt and then go to another school next year? Does he go to a program that fits him? God forbid, for Alabama fans, does he go to Auburn next year? Stidham leaves and he goes in. He’s a perfect fit for Gus Malzahn’s system, right? So it depends on what his relationship is like with Saban. You can see that Saban cares about this kid. That’s something I’ve appreciated. He’s gone out of his way to lift him up, not bash him, and give him a chance. I think that will go a long way for Jalen, as well.”