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Saturday, September 15, 2012
Alabama's defense dominates again

By TideNation staff

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- No. 1 Alabama didn't get Arkansas' best. The Razorbacks' best busied himself on the sidelines, wearing a ball cap and occasionally listening to the play calls coming in on a headset.

Tyler Wilson, Arkansas' star quarterback, was regulated a casual observer of the offense on a rain-soaked Saturday afternoon in Fayetteville. What he saw from his front-row seat was enough to make any starter call on his backup.

No one wants to be the whipping boy when the Alabama defense is on the field.

A ghoulish Jesse Williams turned Wilson's backups a lighter shade of pale. Williams' face, painted white around his stark brown eyes, showed no sign of surrender.

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