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

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Alabama scored a 76-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage and racked up over 600 yards of offense, as the Crimson Tide cruised past Arkansas, 65-31.

"We now have five defensive players who are out for an extended period of time that were starters in the two-deep, and three of those guys are defensive backs" Saban said.

Alabama hit opponent highs against the Razorbacks with 246 rushing yards (beating Texas A&M's 176) and 393 passing yards (389 by Colorado State).

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

He opened the game with a insane stat line: He threw 2-for-2 for 123 yards and two touchdowns. 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.

Backup quarterback Cole Kelley threw the second touchdown, faking the run before pulling up and firing a 3-yard pass to O'Grady.

Alabama was the beneficiary of two fumbles near the north end zone in a span of 13 minutes in the first half.

Alabama made it 21-0 on its third offensive series after forcing a three-and-out on defense.

Tagovailoa connected with wide receiver Jerry Jeudy twice on passes of 42 and 60 yards for his last two scores of the afternoon. Alabama is also with freshman defensive back Jalyn Armour-Davis, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last month.

As bad as the score was, the Razorbacks actually showed signs of life on offense. You say you're the best fans in college football.

Early in the second quarter, Arkansas quarterback Ty Storey took a 4-yard gain to the 1 before linebacker Dylan Moses put a helmet on the ball and safety Deionte Thompson recovered as Arkansas was trying to pull within 21-14.

Arkansas: The Razorbacks might be able to win an SEC game this season, but it was never going to happen against Alabama.