Alabama routs Arkansas to stay undefeated

Updated: October 19, 2013

Tuscaloosa, AL ( – A.J. McCarron threw three touchdown
passes and Kenyan Drake had a pair of scoring runs as top-ranked Alabama
breezed to a 52-0 victory over Arkansas to remain undefeated.

McCarron completed 15-of-21 throws for 180 yards without an interception
before being pulled with the Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 SEC) up 42-0 midway
through the third quarter. Drake amassed 104 yards on just eight carries to
help Alabama pile up 353 yards on the ground, 102 more than the overmatched
Razorbacks totaled on offense for the game.

Derrick Henry added 111 yards on only six rushes, which included an 80-yard
touchdown in the final minute that put the finishing touches on the rout, with
T.J. Yeldon contributing 88 yards and a touchdown on 12 attempts.

Arkansas (3-5, 0-4), coming off a 52-7 throttling at home by South Carolina
last week, wasn’t competitive either in its showdown with the two-time
defending BCS champions and was dealt its fifth consecutive defeat overall.

Razorbacks quarterback Brandon Allen hit on just 7-of-25 passes for 91 yards
and was intercepted twice by Alabama’s fierce defense, which has surrendered a
mere 16 points over its last five outings.