Williams finished the afternoon with eight catches for 190 yards and three scores. He wasn’t the only elite playmaker outside for the Crimson Tide, though, as John Metchie III caught 10 balls for 173 yards and a 20-yard touchdown catch early in the second quarter.
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Young, who completed 31 of 40 passes and tossed five touchdowns, surpassed the previous Tide record held by Scott Hunter, who threw for 484 yards in the 1969 Iron Bowl against Auburn. He hit Jameson Williams on a 40-yard touchdown with 5:39 to play to make it 42-28 in what appeared to be a game-icing score. However, Arkansas drove right down the field with quarterback KJ Jefferson hitting Raheim Sanders for a 17-yard touchdown with 1:02 to play to get the Hogs back within seven points. Cam Little’s onside kick attempt bounced out of bounds, and Young took two knees for the win.
It was the latest chapter in the storybook season for Young and the Tide offense. That unit finished Saturday with a 9.2 yards per play average and racked up 707 total yards against a Razorbacks defense the kept the Alabama offensive line guessing all afternoon. Arkansas’ offense moved up and down the field on Bama, though. Jefferson found star wide receiver Treylon Burks eight times for 179 yards and two touchdowns.