Nick Saban is downright miserable after Alabama’s 34-point win over Arkansas


"We made a lot of mistakes on defense", said Saban after watching his team allow 405 yards to a one-win Arkansas team. Junior Shyheim Carter, who serves as the Star out of the nickel package and safety out of the dime package, is also an option to replace Diggs.

"We now have five defensive players that are out for an extended period of time that were starters or in the two-deep".

"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.

This is a tough blow to an Alabama defense that has been struggling a little bit lately.

Saban, who saw his team allow 14 four-quarter points, said hasn't seen anything like this team during his 12 seasons at Alabama, which hosts Missouri next week.

Once again, Tagovailoa connected with Smith for a huge gain near the Arkansas 20 before cornerback Ryan Pulley forced a fumble. Henry Ruggs III recovered the ball and ran it 12 yards for the team's second score.

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Alabama built leads of 21-0 and 34-14. He is now 76-of-102 for 1,495 yards and has no interceptions on the year, and he has yet to play in a fourth quarter.

Cole Kelley threw a 3-yard touchdown to Cheyenne O'Grady, his second of the game.

It was as close the Hogs were able to get, though.

The Razorbacks did get two TDs inside the final 10 minutes. The drive, beginning at the 22-yard line, was set up by a 78-yard punt return from De'Vion Warren.

Alabama came into Saturday having not been tested all season long and that trend continued against Arkansas.

Arkansas will host MS in Little Rock. You say you're the best fans in college football. "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".