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A quality performance from JK Scott against Arkansas

Matthew Emmons- USA TODAY Sports

Alabama sophomore punter JK Scott resurfaced Saturday night against Arkansas. Scott was critical in the Crimson Tide’s 27-14 win, as he averaged 50 yards per boot and dropped two of his four punts inside Arkansas’ 20-yard line. The Crimson Tide held the Razorbacks to 220 yards of offense, with 44 yards on the ground. It mustered just 1.8 yards per carry.

Scott hurt Arkansas last season as a freshman in a tight ball game. He averaged 44.2 yards per punt, with a long of 58 yards. The Razorbacks’ started drives inside its own 20-yard line seven of eight times, courtesy of Scott. Alabama emerged victorious in that contest 14-13.

Crimson Tide’s head coach Nick Saban said defense and field position both played a huge role.

“All in all, I thought our defense played extremely well in the game, Saban said. “I thought the field position was really good and the kicking game had a lot to do with that.”

Saban added that Scott did a “great job” with the punting. He did have an attempt that was partially blocked, but Saban credits that to a miscue in the protection scheme. Scott has been stellar against Arkansas, accounting for an averaging of 47.1 yards per punt on 12 tries.

He and the Crimson Tide will face Texas A&M next week.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.

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