Five things Alabama fans should know about the SEC showdown with Arkansas

Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide are on the cusp of an SEC West showdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks. This Saturday the Tide will make the trip to Fayetteville to see if they have finally gotten over the road woes that have haunted them over the past couple of seasons.

Before ‘Bama makes the trip to Arkansas it is time for our weekly post giving Tide fans a few details about the upcoming opponent that they may not be aware of.

Although the Hogs are a familiar foe, there are always some interesting facts to be learned about the SEC rival.

The Hogs lead the nation in sacks with 20.

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Former Tide LB, now Razorback, Drew Sanders leads the nation in sacks with 5.5.

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The Hogs have not defeated Alabama since Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa.

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Both Alabama and Arkansas rank within the top 10 in rushing offense.

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Hog QB KJ Jefferson already has 1,215 yards of total offense.

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