Arkansas defensive end Jake Bequette sits against Alabama

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas senior linebacker Jake Bequette will miss his second consecutive week when he sits for the Alabama game this weekend.

Coach Bobby Petrino said Thursday that Bequette's recovery from a hamstring injury didn't come far enough this week for him to be ready when the 14th-ranked Razorbacks play No. 3 Alabama at Tuscaloosa on Saturday.

Bequette was the team leader in sacks last year. He injured his hamstring in a Sept. 10 victory over New Mexico in Little Rock.

Petrino said he's hopeful that Bequette will be ready for the Oct. 1 game with No. 8 Texas A&M at Texas Stadium.

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