Nick Saban blasts Alabama defense after Arkansas rout

Nick Saban blasts Alabama defense after Arkansas rout

Nick Saban blasts Alabama defense after Arkansas rout

"He is a fantastic leader and you can definitely see that", Morris said.

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. Damien Harris rushed for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Jerry Jeudy caught four passes for 135 yards and two scores in the win.

Jeudy beat man and zone schemes, and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was on the money with nearly all of his passes -deep, intermediate and short.

"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.

"Now again, Tua did a fantastic job".

That's 30.4 yards per attempt, people. But on the next play, Storey took a keeper toward the end zone before Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses jarred the ball loose, and another Tide player, safety Deionte Thompson, made the recovery at the 1. We're obviously doing that better on offense than on defense.

Alabama entered the game ranked No. 1 and did nothing to relinquish that position. 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. The Razorbacks, who have lost five straight games since a season-opening win against Eastern Illinois, drove 76 yards in eight plays as Ty Storey found success in the short passing game. His other incomplete throws came when end Randy Ramsey hit his arm on a delivery late in the second quarter and a throwaway out of bounds for DaVonta Smith early in the third.

He opened the game with a insane stat line: He threw 2-for-2 for 123 yards and two touchdowns.

Smith fumbled as he got closer to the end zone. The student section was half-full for Alabama's 56-14 home victory over Louisiana Lafayette last week.

De'Vion Warren had called fair catch or taken a touchback on 10 consecutive kickoffs and had not caught a pass on Saturday until the final nine minutes.

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