This is the most points Alabama has allowed in the first half.
Tua Tagovailoa passed for 334 yards and four touchdowns as No. 1 Alabama ran its winning streak against Arkansas to 12 straight with a 65-31 win today. "We need to prepare them better". He entered Week 6 having thrown for 1,161 yards with 14 touchdowns and no interceptions while completing 75 percent of his passes. We do have two guys that have some experience, but we don't have a lot of depth right now.
In the final score of the game, Cole Kelley rushed for a 1-yard touchdown.
"We made a lot of mistakes on defense", said Saban after giving up 405 yards to Arkansas (1-5, 0-3).
This is a tough blow to an Alabama defense that has been struggling a little bit lately.
But after the game, all Nick Saban could talk about was how the defensive showing wasn't good enough and there's plenty to work on for them to be where they need to be when they play better opponents. "We gave up entirely too many big plays and I thought when you saw the ball in space, you definitely saw the true team speed that they have when they get the ball in space and they were able to make some major plays there".
He threw a 47-yard pass to Smith again.
It took just one play for Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) to set the tone as Tagovailoa, a Saint Louis alum, hit tight end Irv Smith Jr. on a pass across the middle that Smith took 76 yards to the end zone and a 7-0 lead just 21 seconds into the game.
Alabama built leads of 21-0 and 34-14. 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.
"We now have five defensive players that are out for an extended period of time that were starters and in the two-deep, and three of those guys are defensive backs", Saban said, per 247Sports.