Arkansas State vs Alabama: On Saturday, Arkansas State travels to Tuscaloosa to take on the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide. Here is everything you need to know before watching Saturday’s game. click here
The Alabama Crimson Tide’s season started off hot by rolling past the Louisville Cardinals 51-14 in their opener, but the lopsided victory didn’t end without some controversy. After the game, Nick Saban was asked by ESPN’s Maria Taylor about whether Tua Tagovailoa or Jalen Hurts had secured the starting quarterback position, which caused Saban to respond in frustration by stating:
“Well, I still like both guys, I think both guys are good players. I think both guys can help our team, all right? So why do you continually try to get me to say something that doesn’t respect one of them? I’m not going to. So quit asking.”
If this response was intended to lay the issue to rest, it obviously backfired on Saban who later apologized for his response. Tagovailoa finished this game with an impressive stat line, going 12-16 for 227 yards and two touchdowns while adding 26 yards and another score on the ground. Hurts, on the other hand, went 5-of-9 for 70 yards, with no touchdowns, while adding only nine yards on the ground.
Alabama opened the season with a 51-14 win over Louisville. In week two, Alabama returns home to Bryant-Denny Stadium to host Arkansas State of the Sun Belt Conference. AL.com’s Lauren Sisler and WJOX’s Jim Dunaway highlight some of the biggest storylines coming out of week one and make their predictions for this matchup. Lauren and Jim are also handing out some sideline swag to notable players, coaches, and units in this episode of Head to Head. Alabama and Arkansas State kickoff at 2:30pm CT.
Arkansas State takes on Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Here’s what you need to know to follow the game in your living room, at the bar, in the car or online.