Sometimes a football opponent is upset about being named a homecoming opponent. That role, traditionally, is reserved for a team that will satisfy the bloodthirsty needs of the home team. Alabama usually has its share of homecoming-type opponents, but from time-to-time the calendar forces the Crimson Tide to take on a tough opponent.
That is the case for Alabama in 2015 as it was announced that this year’s homecoming game will be Oct. 10 against Southeastern Conference Western Division opponent Arkansas.
Other details about the homecoming game against the Razorbacks in Bryant-Denny Stadium will be released later.
October games are the norm for Bama homecoming events, but last year’s game was against Western Carolina on Nov. 22 – the latest homecoming game in Alabama history since 1951. The Tide was a 48-14 winner. (The only Tide home game in October last year was against Texas A&M, which would have been fine considering Alabama’s 59-0 win.)
Having SEC opponents for homecoming is not unheard of. In recent seasons, the Tide’s homecoming opponents were Ole Miss in 2012, Vanderbilt in 2011, Ole Miss in 2010, and South Carolina in 2009.
Alabama is 80-13-1 in homecoming games, including an 8-0 record under the direction of Coach Nick Saban. The Tide has a 13-game winning streak in homecoming games.
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