Tua Tagovailoa throws four touchdowns in first half

Mae Harvey
October 9, 2018

The Crimson Tide has reached 45 points in six straight games for the first time in program history.

The Tide (6-0, 3-0) reeled off a 99-yard TD drive in just five plays after that fumble to take a 28-7 lead.

If you don't have speed then you're chasing speed, Morris said that day.

Alabama's 639 total yards were the fourth highest total posted against Arkansas and a season high for the Crimson Tide, eclipsing the 608 gained yards in the previous week's 56-14 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. The 59-yard gain was ruled a 12-yard touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa to Ruggs as a continuation pass play, rather than a fumble recovery touchdown as the NCAA statistics manual used to dictate. "But I'm sure there's enough people around here that would like to go to the games and we'd like for them to come too because they support the players". "This offense continues to get better, and it's the best we've played against the best team we've played".

"I don't think that we really beat the other team when you give up 31 points like we did today, at least from the defensive perspective". Irv Smith scored on a 76-yard catch and run that took 21 seconds on Alabama's first snap. "Had lots of opportunities to get off the field on third down and just didn't do it".

Alabama had its way on the other side of the ball. I think we're trying to address that.

On the ensuing drive, it appeared Arkansas forced and recovered a fumble of its own, but it was overturned and Tagovailoa found Jerry Jeudy for a 42-yard score on the next play.

The Razorback defense made a big 4th-down stop, the second 4th-down conversion Alabama has attempted and the first the Tide has failed to convert.

Saban and Co. had little trouble dismantling Arkansas on Saturday afternoon, beating the Razorbacks, 65-31.

"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.

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