September 22, 2006

Key Match-Up: Brown vs. Houston

One key match-up in this weekend's Arkansas-Alabama game centers around Crimson Tide split end Keith Brown and Razorback cornerback Chris Houston. Both have been among the more steady players for their respective teams early this season.

Houston, 5-foot-11, 181 pounds, has had the pleasure of matching up against top national receivers in Southern California's Dwayne Jarrett and Vanderbilt's Earl Bennett. Jarrett, a possible first-round NFL draft choice, is rated the nation's No. 1 receiver in the Power Rankings. Bennett, the co-leader for freshman touchdowns in SEC history last year, comes in at No. 15 on the list.

"Just going against the best receivers, you know they're going to come out and give their best, and basically when I try to stop a receiver, I just want to try to mess up the timing between him and the quarterback - just basically being physical and getting my hands on them," Houston said.

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