College Football Belt - 2010 Alabama at Arkansas
 

Alabama

Crimson Tide

Arkansas

Razorbacks

Played September 25, 2010

at Reynolds Razorback Stadium

Fayetteville, Arkansas

  

 

Teams' Belt Records

 

Team

Belt

Reigns

Overall

Record

Home

Record

Away

Record

Neutral

Record

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

Alabama 5 25 7 0 .781 11 5 0 .688 9 1 0 .900 5 1 0 .833
Arkansas 1 1 6 0 .143 0 2 0 .000 1 3 0 .250 0 1 0 .000

 

Previous Belt Meetings

None

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Alabama

7 0 7 10 24

Arkansas

10 7 3 0 20

 

The top-ranked, 3-0 Alabama Crimson Tide of coach Nick Saban opened their SEC schedule by traveling to Fayetteville to meet the 10th ranked, 3-0 Arkansas Razorbacks of coach Bobby Petrino.  The Crimson Tide needed 10 points in the 4th quarter including a 1-yard touchdown run from RB Mark Ingram to secure a 24-20 victory to retain The Belt.  It took the Razorbacks just 2 plays & 0:50 to show their game plan as QB Ryan Mallett completed a 31-yard pass to WR Jarius Wright on the first play with the Arkansas touchdown coming on a 43-yard pass to RB Ronnie Wingo, Jr. for a 7-0 Razorbacks' lead.  Midway through the 1st quarter, Ingram tied the game at 7-7 with a 54-yard touchdown run to cap a 4-play, 80-yard drive.  Arkansas PK Zach Hocker gave the Razorbacks a 10-7 lead when he kicked a 31-yard field goal late in the quarter.  Early in the 2nd quarter, Arkansas appeared to be driving for another score before Mallett's pass was intercepted by Alabama S Robert Lester at the goal-line keeping the Crimson Tide within a field goal.  The Razorbacks stopped an Alabama drive in the same ways as Arkansas CB Andru Stewart intercepted Crimson Tide QB Greg McElroy at the goal-line to prevent Alabama from taking the lead.  Just before halftime, the Razorbacks took another McElroy interception & used it to set-up a 7-play, 66-yard drive with Mallett carrying in from a yard out for a 17-7 halftime lead.  In the 3rd quarter, Arkansas pushed their lead to 20-7 when Hocker kicked a 48-yard field goal with 5:04 left in the quarter.  The Crimson Tide used the final minutes of the quarter to establish their dominance on the line-of-scrimmage as they drove 74 yards in 8 plays with McElroy throwing a 20-yard touchdown pass to RB Trent Richardson for the score leaving Alabama trailing 20-14 as the final quarter started.  The next Crimson Tide' drive covered 16 plays & 66 yards before stalling at the Razorbacks' 19-yard line where Alabama PK Jeremy Shelley kicked a 36-yard field goal bring the Crimson Tide within a field goal at 20-17.  Arkansas tried to hold off the comeback attempt but Mallett threw his second interception of the game to Lester which the Alabama safety returned to the Razorbacks' 12-yard line.  Ingram's touchdown came 3 plays later with 3:18 left in the game giving the Crimson Tide their only lead of the game.  Mallett tried to rally the Arkansas offense but as they crossed midfield, Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick intercepted the Razorbacks' quarterback to end the threat.  Ingram finished with 157 yards rushing with 2 touchdowns while McElroy threw for 194 yards with a touchdown & 2 interceptions.  Mallett threw for 357 yards with a touchdown but 3 interceptions & Wright made 6 catches for 131 yards for Arkansas.  The Razorbacks finished the season 10-3, ranked 12th nationally while Alabama finished 10-3, ranked 10th nationally.  Arkansas has not played for The Belt again.

 

Alabama Game Stats Arkansas Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Mark Ingram 24 157 2 6.54 Knile Davis 6 42 0 7.00
Trent Richardson 8 85 0 10.63 Broderick Green 10 25 0 2.50
Darius Hanks 1 1 0 1.00 Joe Adams 1 4 0 4.00
Julio Jones 1 1 0 1.00 Ryan Mallett 3 -7 1 -2.33
Greg McElroy 5 -15 0 -3.00          
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Greg McElroy 26 18 2 194 1 Ryan Mallett 38 25 3 357 1
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Julio Jones 5 55 0 11.00 Jarius Wright 6 131 0 21.83
Marquis Maze 3 33 0 11.00 D.J. Williams 5 63 0 12.60
Darius Hanks 2 27 0 13.50 Joe Adams 4 45 0 11.25
Mark Ingram 2 27 0 13.50 Greg Childs 3 44 0 14.67
Trent Richardson 2 25 1 12.50 Ronnie Wingo, Jr. 3 44 1 14.67
Preston Dial 2 18 0 9.00 Broderick Green 2 16 0 8.00
Michael Williams 2 9 0 4.50 Knile Davis 2 14 0 7.00

 

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