September 23, 2006

Crimson Tide misses opportunity

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- It would be easy to write off Alabama's loss to Arkansas to a horrific day by a true freshman kicker. Easy, but neither fair nor accurate.

Of course, that won't make the coming days any easier for Leigh Tiffin, whose case of the rights resembled a horror movie that had no ending. Missing three field goals from inside 40 yards was bad enough, missing an extra point in overtime put the Crimson Tide defense in the uncompromising position of either making a stop or losing to Arkansas in overtime for the second time in four years.

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