No. 1 Alabama Rolls Over Arkansas

No. 1 Alabama Rolls Over Arkansas

You say you're the best fans in college football.

But for the Razorbacks, there were some positives that came out of an eventual 65-31 loss to the undefeated Tide at Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Tagovailoa hit Jerry Jeudy for scoring strikes of 42 and 60 yards in the second quarter.

"I don't think that you really beat the other team when you give up 31 points, like we did today, at least on the defensive perspective", Saban said, via ESPN.

Alabama defenders - including end Isaiah Buggs and big linebacker like Dylan Moses, as well as Deionte Thompson, Trevon Diggs and Xavier McKinney in the secondary - closed out on Arkansas ball carriers and made tackles on the flanks on several plays that looked promising for the Hogs. We're obviously very thin.

At the same time, the Razorbacks needed to play practically a ideal game to have a chance to pull off the upset. He has yet to throw a fourth-quarter pass as Alabama has outscored its opponents by a combined 336-96.

The previous high total offense against Arkansas this season had been the 429 yards compiled by Colorado State on September 8.

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Alabama generated 639 yards of total offense.

The Alabama sophomore quarterback - who won the starting job over Jalen Hurts this year, but they are sharing the snaps - is the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy this year, and it didn't take long for him to remind everyone why on the road against Arkansas on Saturday. Rakeem Boyd also caught a 21-yard pass on a wheel route and Deon Stewart had a 16-yard reception on the possession.

Storey played one of his better games, completing 25 of 39 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns, but he did throw a pick-six.

Saban, who saw his team allow 14 four-quarter points, said hasn't seen anything like this team during his 12 seasons at Alabama, which hosts Missouri next week.

The first score was an eight-yard pass from Ty Storey, capping a methodical 11-play, 75-yard drive that featured three catches by O'Grady.

A few minutes later he got his first chance on a kickoff return and took advantage of a huge crease to the right.

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Alabama was the beneficiary of two fumbles near the north end zone in a span of 13 minutes in the first half.

Once again, Tagovailoa connected with Smith for a huge gain near the Arkansas 20 before cornerback Ryan Pulley forced a fumble. The ball popped free and bounced forward, and trailing Alabama receiver Henry Riggs picked it up as he rolled into the end zone for a touchdown.

Tagovailoa fired four first-half touchdown passes, going 10-of-12 overall.

Arkansas' next TD came after Alabama's 99-yard drive. Storey kept on second down, but was hit at the 1 and fumbled with Alabama recovering. It appeared they got a goal line stand one another fourth down later in the game, but it was reviewed and overturned for a touchdown.

The Crimson Tide now have 16 of those drives this year. Even when Alabama made mistakes the result was at times successful. The Crimson Tide have seven such drives.

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