September 12, 2007

UA-Arkansas: 5 on the spot

The Alabama football team plays its first SEC home game Saturday against Arkansas, and its first game to be shown on prime time television. With the eyes of the nation on Bryant-Denny Stadium, here are five players to watch against the Razorbacks:

1.] NG Lorenzo Washington
Running the ball between the tackles will be one of the first things Arkansas tries Saturday with its two star running backs, Felix Jones and Darren McFadden. Arkansas' All-SEC center, junior Jonathan Luigs, is a much tougher matchup for Washington than either of the first two centers he has faced. The guess here is that the Razorbacks will usually try to single-block the unproven Washington with Luigs, leaving them better able to handle an eight-man front. If that happens, it will be incumbent upon Washington to be disruptive.

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