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Saturday, September 25, 2010
Momentum has turned

By Chris Low

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Alabama has made this its kind of game.

The Crimson Tide have kept the football on offense, converting on third down, and are forcing Arkansas into third-and-long situations.

Ryan Mallett's interception came on third-and-long, and he threw into double coverage. Robert Lester was there to pick it off and set up Mark Ingram's 1-yard touchdown run to put the Tide ahead for the first time all game, 24-20.

This is vintage Alabama.

The Crimson Tide never panicked, didn't get away from their plan on offense and tired out the Arkansas defense with some long drives.

And when they get you in third-and-long, it's usually bad news -- and it has been for the Hogs.