No. 7 Alabama holds off Arkansas 14-13

Oct 12, 2014 12:56 AM

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Blake Sims threw two touchdown passes and No. 7 Alabama narrowly avoided its second straight Southeastern Conference loss with a 14-13 victory at Arkansas on Saturday night.

The Crimson Tide (5-1, 2-1 SEC), a week after a 23-17 loss at Mississippi, struggled for much of the game - fumbling four times.

However, despite being outgained 335-227, Sims put Alabama up with a 6-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter.

Alabama hasn't lost two straight SEC games since the 2007 season, Nick Saban's first year as coach.

The loss is the 15th straight in SEC play for the Razorbacks (3-3, 0-3), who have yet to win a conference game under second-year coach Bret Bielema.

Brandon Allen was 21 of 40 for 246 yards for Arkansas.

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