Nick Saban blasts Alabama defense after Arkansas rout

Nick Saban blasts Alabama defense after Arkansas rout

Nick Saban blasts Alabama defense after Arkansas rout

Arkansas first-year coach Chad Morris, who recruited and coached Deshaun Watson at Clemson, had high praise for Tagovailoa. "We're going to have to work to get some other players to develop and be able to play for us".

"You don't really beat the other team when you give up 31 points, Saban said in his postgame press conference". We do have two guys that have some experience, but we don't have a lot of depth right now. 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.

A potential score would have closed the gap to 21-14 but instead Alabama went 99 yards on the ensuing drive to make it a 28-7 game and the route was on.

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.

Technically though, Tagovailoa still received credit for the touchdown pass, so he opened the game with a flawless completion percentage for two scores.

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. Heisman frontrunner Tua Tagovailoa has thrown 18 touchdown passes and no interceptions.

The margin grew to 21-0 before Arkansas (1-5, 0-3) got on the scoreboard.

Arkansas had a chance to make things interesting in the second quarter after a Ty Storey touchdown pass was followed by a fourth down stop by the Razorbacks defense. Storey had his second TD pass of the day when he found De'Vion Warren from 17 yards out; then with 13 seconds left, Kelley went in from a yard out.

You say you're the best fans in college football, you need to show up.

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