Junior middle linebacker Saleem Rasheed looks to the sideline between plays. Rasheed led the Tide in tackles from his middle linebacker position, with nine and a half stops, including one sack and two tackles behind the line of scrimmage for minus seven yards.
Brooks Daniels reacts to the game action late in the fourth quarter. Daniels was credited with four and a half tackles, and his leaping deflection of an Arkansas lateral led to the turnaround play of the ball game.
Ahmaad Galloway walks off the field following the game. Once again the junior tailback was Bama's leading rusher, with 63 yards on 20 carries. His 12-yard touchdown run up the gut of the Razorback defense on Bama's second possession, helped set the tone for Alabama.
Senior free safety Reggie Myles watches from the sideline. Myles totaled six tackles on the day, but his 42-yard scoop-and-run with an Arkansas fumble contributed the first of Bama's two defensive touchdowns.
Shown at practice this fall, cornerback Roberto McBride had a very good game Saturday. His total of eight tackles was good enough for second on the team, and the sophomore was also credited with one pass deflection. Plus, his diving fourth-quarter interception was an impressive athletic effort.
Lane Bearden (#44) and Neal Thomas (#48) talk on the sideline. With one 36-yard field goal and four extra points, Thomas was Bama's leading scorer. While Bearden had a very good day punting, kicking five times for a 40.8 yard average, including one effort downed inside the 20.
Thurman Ward flashes a big smile late in the game. After watching the Arkansas quarterback throw in front of Bama's corners all game, Ward timed the pass perfectly late in the fourth quarter, flashing in front of the intended receiver to make the INT. And when it looked like the opposing quarterback was going to tackle him along the sideline, Ward called on his option-quarterbacking past and cut back inside to score Bama's second defensive touchdown.
Immediately following the game, junior defensive end Kindal Moorehead responds to a reporter's questions. Moorehead was credited with five tackles, including three and a half tackles behind the line of scrimmage for a total loss of 26 yards. And the Memphis native's two and a half sacks led the Tide defense.