HUNTER HENRY: The freshman tight end from Little Rock had three catches for 42 yards, including a 25-yarder on Arkansas’ second possession. Henry was Arkansas’ leading receiver. He entered the game with 14 catches for 276 yards and a touchdown, with his longest reception of 52 yards coming against Texas A&M.
AJ McCARRON: The Alabama quarterback posted spectacular numbers while doing nothing flashy against Arkansas on Saturday for the top-ranked Crimson Tide. After the first drive of the second half, McCarron was 14-of-18 for 163 yards and three touchdowns. His quarterback rating at that point was 208.8. By the time McCarron ended his night, his rating had dropped to 190.6 on 15-of-21 for 180 yards. Blake Sims took over for McCarron with just under six minutes to play in the third quarter and Alabama leading 42-0.
DARIUS PHILON: The redshirt freshman from Mobile, Ala., made the most of his return to his home state Saturday, recording seven tackles against the Crimson Tide. Philon replaced senior defensive tackle Robert Thomas in the lineup after Thomas broke a bone in his leg against South Carolina. Philon was recruited by Alabama, but when the Tide wanted Philon to wait until the second semester to enroll, he signed with the Razorbacks.
ALABAMA RUNNING BACKS: Kenyan Drake, the Alabama back-up ran for 104 yards on eight carries, including a second-quarter touchdown run of 46 yards to give the Tide a 21-0 lead. He averaged 13 yards per carry. T.J. Yeldon, the starter, gained 88 yards and scored a touchdown in the third quarter. The two backs combined for 20 carries for 192 yards by midway in the third period. Derrick Henry, not even listed on the four-deep, led all rushers with 111 yards, including an 80-yard TD run with 59 seconds to play.