Arkansas @ Alabama (Saturday, 3:30 p.m., CBS)
Spread: Alabama (-11.5)
This game is tough, the number one scoring offense in the SEC versus the number one scoring defense in the SEC—something has to give. Arkansas’s Tyler Wilson will head into Bryant-Denny Stadium this weekend for the first road start of his career. Believe that Bobby Petrino won’t allow early mistakes for Wilson but eventually they'll have to open up their playbook against the stout Alabama defense.
This game will come down to whether or not Trent Richardson and Bama’s offensive line can control the line of scrimmage. The Crimson Tide are at their best when Richardson has room to operate, when they can open up the passing game. 11.5 points is a lot but I think Arkansas comes into this game timid.
Bama will win by two touchdowns – Roll Tide.