Tua Tagovailoa opened Alabama's game vs. Arkansas with a flawless stat line

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The coach, who has seen his Alabama team lean on its defense to win five national titles, appears to still be getting used to the role reversal this season after the Crimson Tide trounced host Arkansas 65-31 on Saturday. "We didn't play very well as a unit". Alabama wasn't one of them.

Storey finished the game 25-of-39 for 230 yards and two touchdowns while throwing an interception.

It was the most first-half points the Crimson Tide have allowed since No. 16 Mississippi State also scored 14 against them on November 11 last season.

Speaking on ESPN's First Take, the current SEC Network analyst and New York Mets outfielder went off on the poor attendance in the Alabama student section for last week's game (which started at 11 a.m. local time).

It's just ridiculous at this point how explosive Alabama's offense is with Tagovailoa under center this season.

That opportunity increased even more when Boyd swept 32 yards around the left side down to the Alabama 5.

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The margin grew to 21-0 before Arkansas (1-5, 0-3) got on the scoreboard. But Smith's teammate, Henry Ruggs III, was there to pick it up at the 12 and took it in for the touchdown.

Arkansas managed an 11-play, 52-yard drive that resulted in a 41-yard Connor Limpert field goal before the Crimson Tide pulled its starters on defense. Alabama scored 30 of the next 33 points. De'Vion Warren's nice sliding 17-yard touchdown reception from Storey came against backups in the fourth quarter and Kelley added a one-yard touchdown run to cover the 35-point spread.

With some signs of progress being shown since the Razorbacks' last appearance in Fayetteville, the infamous loss to North Texas, Morris believes it's a matter of time before Arkansas can translate that progress into some wins.

"Our message for this football team moving forward is we're going to come back in here (Sunday) and we're going to hit reset", Morris said.

"We won't get to it all this year, but we'll get to what they can retain and what they can execute".

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