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Once again, big plays are killing Hogs

9/26/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Big plays are killing Arkansas. They did last week against Georgia, and they are again Saturday against Alabama.

The Crimson Tide, leading 21-7, have three touchdowns, and all three are from at least 50 yards.

Greg McElroy’s 80-yard bomb to Marquis Maze came with Arkansas cornerback Rudell Crim in close proximity, but Crim never saw the ball.

Maze’s touchdown hurt even more for the Hogs, because they had just put together their first drive of the game and pulled within 14-7 on Ryan Mallett’s 18-yard touchdown pass to Greg Childs.

The last thing the Hogs can do is give up quick touchdowns if they want to still be in this game in the fourth quarter.