Alabama Leads Arkansas 28-7 at Halftime; Bryce Young Still Out
The Alabama Crimson Tide leads the Arkansas Razorbacks by a score of 28-7 at halftime in Fayetteville, AR. The defense has forced its first turnover of the season, JoJo Earle has returned to the line-up and already caught a touchdown, and the team has put up double the yards on offense that Arkansas has.
However, one dark cloud looms over all the positives of the game so far for the Tide; Bryce Young's injury.
Young had the full weight of his body come down on his outstretched throwing shoulder as he dove out of bounds and got rid of the ball to avoid losing yardage while being chased down by former Alabama linebacker Drew Sanders. On his next passing attempt, he was visibly in pain and his right arm hung limp as he jogged off the field to the medical tent.
Young could be seen on the sideline slamming his helmet down and yelling in frustration and is likely out for the rest of the game.
However, since replacing him, Jalen Milroe has done a good job of leading the offense. The backup has completed three of his five passes for 62 yards and a touchdown and has taken another score in with his legs. The touchdown scamper was the first score of his career.
The freshman receivers have stepped up so far in the game, too. Kobe Prentice has three catches for 92 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown, and Isaiah Bond has hauled in two catches for 76 yards.
The defense has been stout. They have held the Razorbacks to just 149 yards of total offensive production and been in KJ Jefferson's face the entire afternoon.