Nick Saban blasts Alabama defense after Arkansas rout

Tua Tagovailoa right and Hale Hentges celebrate a common occurrence an Alabama touchdown

It took 21 seconds for Alabama to score, and it came on Tagovailoa's first pass of the game - throw to Irv Smith Jr. who ran it into the end zone for a 76 yard touchdown.

"We made a lot of mistakes on defense", said Saban after giving up 405 yards to Arkansas (1-5, 0-3).

The game was never close after that. It so far has more than made up for any slide in defensive performance - Alabama has allowed more than 20 points just twice this season. Quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Tua Tagovailoa completed 10 of his first 11 pass attempts and tossed four first-half TDs as Alabama scored 41 points by halftime.

Per Sunday's odds at the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas, Alabama leads the list of contenders at -225. Storey added 36 yards rushing but lost two fumbles.

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Ty Storey threw an 8-yard pass to Cheyenne O'Grady to put the Razorbacks on the board.

Technically though, Tagovailoa still received credit for the touchdown pass, so he opened the game with a ideal completion percentage for two scores. In addition to that, Alabama allowed Rakeen Boyd to top the 100-yard rushing mark and quarterback Trevor Storey finished with 230 yards and two touchdowns as he found a lot of success in the short passing game. "It's a six-game season, and we're going to focus on us; we're going to focus on what we've been focusing on the last three and a half, four weeks and that's just us getting better". Tagovailoa has thrown 18 touchdown passes and no interceptions and has yet to throw a fourth-quarter pass.

Earlier this week, Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban said he was "disappointed" with the lack of cheering from the school's student section.

Alabama's 2018 football team appears to be as loaded as any in recent memory, but the Crimson Tide have suffered a tough injury loss.

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