Arkansas Loses Defensive Back Ahead of Alabama Matchup
The Alabama Crimson Tide heads to Fayetteville Arkansas for its first SEC road game of the 2022 season this week. The Razorbacks are coming off a heartbreaking loss to Texas A&M last week and are putting on a "Red Out" in hopes of pulling off a big upset over the Crimson Tide.
Alabama enters the game as a 16.5-point favorite after dominating the Vanderbilt Commodores last week and most of the nation expects the Tide to roll once more in Fayetteville.
Head coach Sam Pittman met with the media on Monday and announced it would be without one of its senior defenders. Cornerback Ladarrius Bishop is going to miss the remainder of the season after enduring a knee injury.
Bishop played in the Razorbacks first two games of the season and tallied two tackles. The redshirt senior had damage to cartilage in his knee and underwent surgery and will be out of commission for three to four months.
The Razorbacks have given up 302.5 yards per game through the air in four games while Alabama's passing game is coming off its best performance against Vanderbilt, notching 400-yards in the SEC opener.
Bishop is listed on OurLads as a second string cornerback, but losing a veteran at any time depletes the depth which makes things tougher on a defense.
Alabama vs Vanderbilt Week 4 2022