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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas linebacker Anthony Leon tries to tackle Alabama's Marquis Maze during the fourth quarter of the Fayetteville game resulting in the Razorbacks loss. - Photo by Benjamin Krain

Top-ranked Alabama rallied from 13 points down to defeat 10th-ranked Arkansas, 24-20, on Saturday afternoon at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

It was the first time since 1979 that Fayetteville saw a top 10 showdown.

Mark Ingram ran for 157 yards and scored on a 1-yard run with 3:18 to play, completing top-ranked Alabama’s rally from a 17-point deficit in the second half.

Robert Lester set up the score with his second interception of the day against Ryan Mallett. He returned it to the Arkansas 11, and Nick Saban gave the ball to his Heisman Trophy winning running back on three straight plays to get the game-winning score.

The Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 SEC) were able to run out the clock after Mallett threw his third interception, this time to Dre Kirkpatrick. Alabama faced fourth-and-inches in its own territory, but Greg McElroy picked it up with a sneak.

That sent Arkansas (4-0, 1-1) and its record home crowd of 76,808 away disappointed in the biggest game on campus in decades.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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  • larbecca03301125
    September 25, 2010 at 6:15 p.m.

    The better team lost.

  • Coop25
    September 26, 2010 at 1:58 a.m.

    The reason you guys lost is Ryan Mallett - Period! There's a reason we didn't want him at Michigan -- because he's just sooo dumb! All the students here were amazed at this guy. He does crazy things, makes bad decisions, and he can't be trained! You can't fix stupid !!!

  • readerguy
    September 26, 2010 at 9:26 a.m.

    Coop, sounds like a little jealously to me. he left you. Get over it. Mallet is not perfect I think he will be a hell of a quarterback with more training. He needs more conditioning, the whole team does. they are getting there. I have always said we need 2 more years to be a National championship team. with good recruiting, and a better backfield, we can get there. Conditioning is # 1, we can't tire out in the 4th quarter. Mallet can and will do better, He is a Razorback Coop, not a puppydog.

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