Jahmyr Gibbs’ fourth quarter masterpiece leads Alabama to a 49-26 win against Arkansas

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Hunter De Siver

With a semi-comfortable 14-0 lead with 10:54 remaining in the second quarter, Alabama Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Bryce Young threw an incomplete pass while being tackled by Crimson Tide transfer Drew Sanders. Young was taken to the blue tent as he sprained his shoulder, leading him to miss the rest of the game.

Backup quarterback Jalen Milroe led the Tide’s next two drives by running and throwing a touchdown.

A late touchdown by Arkansas made it a 28-7 game at halftime. The college football community believed that the Tide would have yet another blowout this season. However, the Hogs had other plans.

By the end of the third quarter, it was 28-23. Milroe and the offense were underperforming and the defense didn’t have any momentum because of it. The next 15 minutes were much different.

30 seconds into the fourth quarter, Milroe had a 77-yard run capped off by a short three-yard touchdown run by running back Jase McClellan.

In the first four games of the season, Jahmyr Gibbs’ role as a receiving back and McClellan’s as the true rusher has created one of the best one-two punches in the nation.

Midway through the fourth quarter, Gibbs had two rushing touchdowns from over 70 yards each. You read that right. On each of Alabama’s second and third drives of the quarter, Gibbs put up video game numbers.

By then, it was 49-26 and the game was over. Gibbs silenced a deafening Fayetteville, Ark., with 206 rushing yards.

It is uncertain if Young will be ready to play against Texas A&M on Saturday night. The highly-anticipated matchup between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will likely be the most watched CFB game this week.

The Alabama Crimson Tide will host the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday at 7 p.m. on CBS.

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