Nick Saban is downright miserable after Alabama’s 34-point win over Arkansas
Oct 10 2018
"He is a fantastic leader and you can definitely see that", Morris said. "We're obviously playing better on offense than we are on defense".
"I thought we did an outstanding job on offense", Saban said. 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. Backup tight end Cheyenne O'Grady caught seven of those passes for 48 yards and went into the end zone twice.
"I don't think you beat the other team when you give up 31 points like we did today, from a defense perspective". That's us as coaches.
At the same time, the Razorbacks needed to play practically a flawless game to have a chance to pull off the upset.
Arkansas's defense had been the bright spot in their first two SEC games but they were overpowered against the top rated team in the country.
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. "That was our message all week long, we can't help". Even when Alabama made mistakes the result was at times successful. I did not know about this until yesterday. We do have two guys that have some experience, but we don't have a lot of depth right now.
Tagovailoa added his fourth touchdown pass late in the second quarter, again finding Jeudy for 60 yards and a 41-14 halftime lead. He needed just one play to get his first TD. Henry Ruggs III recovered the ball and ran it 12 yards for the team's second score.
The margin grew to 21-0 before Arkansas (1-5, 0-3) got on the scoreboard.
Diggs, a first-year starter as a junior, has played well to this point in the season, compiling 20 tackles and an interception.
Arkansas, though, started to make things a bit interesting.
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Arkansas' next TD came after Alabama's 99-yard drive.
Missouri, which dropped to 3-2 over the weekend in a wacky, rain-soaked 37-35 loss to SC, ranks No. 9 nationally in total offense (530 yards per game) with Drew Lock running the show at quarterback.