"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. I don't care if you're playing Louisiana whoever or if you're playing Hoover High School. "I thought we executed our game plan very well and I thought that (offensive coordinator Joe) Craddock and our offensive staff did a great job putting the plan together".
"There's a lot of things and a lot of areas in our team that need to improve". "I can honestly say I was a little disappointed there weren't more students at the last game". He entered Week 6 having thrown for 1,161 yards with 14 touchdowns and no interceptions while completing 75 percent of his passes.More news: Mason Mount and Jadon Sancho earn first England call-ups
Alabama increased its national lead in touchdown drives of less than two minutes by adding four scores fitting that description against the Razorbacks.
Alabama got the ball back by forcing a fumble on the Razorbacks' opening series. On the first, Arkansas cornerback Ryan Pulley stripped tight end Irv Smith after a 47-yard gain to the 12. This time, the drive was a bit longer, as it lasted eight plays, which ended with Josh Jacobs' 1-yard plunge into the end zone. However, the ball was fumbled but still recovered by sophomore wide receiver Henry Ruggs III for a 12-yard touchdown return.More news: Pompeo to travel to N.Korea, meet Kim
The Razorbacks came up on the wrong end of all the reviewed plays against Alabama. Leaving three wheel routes out of the backfield unprotected had to be disconcerting to the Crimson Tide coaches, although safety Deionte Thompson made an outstanding play to nullify one, but the Razorbacks executed a lot of plays that require good communication and familiarity between the players to stop. Alabama scored 30 of the next 33 points. 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.
As bad as the score was, the Razorbacks actually showed signs of life on offense. "This is a different team with its own identity", Saban said. "We need to prepare them better".More news: US Senate heads to final vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination