"We made a lot of mistakes on defense", said Saban after watching his team allow 405 yards to a one-win Arkansas team. That included a 102-yard performance on the ground from sophomore tailback Rakeem Boyd, who carried the ball 15 times. They're the biggest threat by far, especially with Oklahoma losing, Clemson with a true freshman quarterback and Georgia hasn't played anybody yet.
"I don't think you beat the other team when you give up 31 points like we did today, from a defense perspective".
This is a tough blow to an Alabama defense that has been struggling a little bit lately.
Alabama took the opening kickoff and started at its own 24-yard line.
Per Sunday's odds at the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas, Alabama leads the list of contenders at -225.
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Alabama added a defensive touchdown in the fourth quarter when Shyheim Carter intercepted a Storey pass and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown. Storey hit C.J. O'Grady with an 8-yard pass in the corner of the end zone.
Arkansas' next TD came after Alabama's 99-yard drive.
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.
Missouri, which dropped to 3-2 over the weekend in a wacky, rain-soaked 37-35 loss to SC, ranks No. 9 nationally in total offense (530 yards per game) with Drew Lock running the show at quarterback. Alabama has returned four interceptions for touchdowns this season.
Arkansas will host MS in Little Rock.