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Damien Harris, No. 1 Alabama beat Arkansas 41-9

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Damien Harris and Alabama delivered a message on the first offensive play: They had no intention of becoming the weekend's latest upset victim.

Harris opened with a 75-yard touchdown run and the top-ranked Crimson Tide rode a fast start to a 41-9 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night.

The Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) had raced to a 17-0 lead by midway through the first quarter. Playing without injured quarterback Austin Allen, the Razorbacks (2-4, 0-3) managed to slow down the onslaught for a while.

Harris ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries. His opening run matched his career long set last week at Texas A&M, putting the Tide in front just 15 seconds into the game.

''I think it just kind of sets the tempo of the game and shows our opponent that we're coming at you,'' Harris said.

Three top 10 teams - No. 2 Clemson, No. 8 Washington State and No. 10 Auburn - had already fallen before Alabama took the field.

There wasn't much drama in this one.

''We know what's going on,'' quarterback Jalen Hurts said. ''We see it, and at the end of the day we don't want it to be us.''

That game with the Aggies was Alabama's closest of the season, prompting coach Nick Saban to challenge his team to listen to him instead of the ''rat poison'' of media hype. The message seemed to be received.

''I think we learned a lot of lessons in the Texas A&M game,'' Saban said. ''I didn't know how the team would play (Saturday), to be honest with you. I think we had a little better week of practice.''

The result was a second straight lopsided SEC loss for Arkansas and embattled coach Bret Bielema.

Playing without Allen because of a right shoulder injury, Arkansas couldn't muster much sustained offense. The Tide outrushed Arkansas 308-27, including five sacks of redshirt freshman Cole Kelley.

Kelley made his first start and spent much of the night under heavy pressure. He completed 23 of 42 passes for 200 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

The 6-foot-7, 268-pounder led the Razorbacks down the field at the end of the first half, but it ended with an incompletion from the 3.

''Cole did some things that were very, very positive,'' Bielema said. ''He's a fighter and, obviously, a competitor. I just asked our guys to keep swinging, swing for swing, fight for fight.

''The way that we started defensively was very disheartening, just a routine stretch play to our left, and we had some people just get caught up in the moment, get a little overzealous in their pursuit. They cut it back, and it goes for a score.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Arkansas: The Razorbacks have allowed 139 points in their first three SEC games. They did put up a fight for a while after the poor start, holding Alabama without a point for stretches of 21 and 15 minutes.

Alabama: The offense sputtered at times after the fast start but produced points in bursts. The Tide committed two turnovers after losing just one in the first six games and muffed three punt returns. Hurts' third-quarter interception ended a streak of 206 consecutive passes without one, Alabama's second-longest.

DABO VISITS

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was on hand with other members of Alabama's 1992 national championship team, which was honored before the game. His coach, Gene Stallings, was also there. Alabama and Clemson have split the past two national title games. The second-ranked Tigers lost to Syracuse on Friday night.

SABAN'S MILESTONE

Saban improved to 100-24 in regular-season SEC games. He joins Bear Bryant, Steve Spurrier, Johnny Vaught and Vince Dooley as the only coaches to reach that milestone.

UP NEXT

Arkansas hosts No. 10 Auburn, which was upset by LSU.

Alabama hosts Tennessee, another slumping SEC team the Tide has beaten 10 straight times.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 3:03
19-C.Limpert extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
9
41
Touchdown 3:03
15-C.Kelley complete to 10-J.Jones. 10-J.Jones runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
15
plays
95
yds
05:52
pos
9
41
Field Goal 8:59
12-A.Pappanastos 21 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
37
yds
02:06
pos
3
41
Point After TD 12:29
12-A.Pappanastos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
38
Touchdown 12:29
22-N.Harris runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
35
yds
02:15
pos
3
37
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:25
12-A.Pappanastos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
31
Touchdown 1:25
2-J.Hurts complete to 11-H.Ruggs. 11-H.Ruggs runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
78
yds
02:45
pos
3
30
Field Goal 4:21
19-C.Limpert 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
13
plays
53
yds
05:13
pos
3
24
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:20
12-A.Pappanastos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
24
Touchdown 1:20
2-J.Hurts runs 11 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
75
yds
03:19
pos
0
23
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:24
12-A.Pappanastos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
17
Touchdown 7:24
34-D.Harris runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
65
yds
03:03
pos
0
16
Field Goal 11:41
12-A.Pappanastos 39 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
4
yds
01:22
pos
0
10
Point After TD 14:45
12-A.Pappanastos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 14:45
34-D.Harris runs 75 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
75
yds
00:15
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 15 23
Rushing 3 14
Passing 9 9
Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Conv 5-18 5-11
4th Down Conv 2-3 0-0
Total Net Yards 192 483
Total Plays 72 64
Avg Gain 2.7 7.5
Net Yards Rushing 27 308
Rush Attempts 29 43
Avg Rush Yards 0.9 7.2
Net Yards Passing 165 175
Comp. - Att. 23-43 13-21
Yards Per Pass 3.8 8.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 5-35 2-13
Penalties - Yards 5-25 6-66
Touchdowns 1 5
Rushing TDs 0 4
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 2
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 8-38.4 3-43.7
Return Yards 65 50
Punts - Returns 0-0 5-10
Kickoffs - Returns 4-65 2-40
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-0
Kicking 1/2 7/7
Extra Points 0/1 5/5
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Arkansas 2-4 00369
1 Alabama 7-0 17771041
165 PASS YDS 175
27 RUSH YDS 308
192 TOTAL YDS 483
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Kelley 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.8% 200 1 1 97.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.7% 386 4 2 126.0
C. Kelley 23/42 200 1 1
B. Johnson 18 P
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
B. Johnson 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Whaley 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 264 2
D. Whaley 5 18 0 9
C. Hayden 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 284 4
C. Hayden 9 10 0 10
D. Williams 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
53 240 5
D. Williams 3 5 0 3
D. Stewart 13 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 6 0
D. Stewart 1 4 0 4
C. Kelley 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 -10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 32 0
C. Kelley 11 -10 0 13
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Jones 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 72 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 200 2
J. Jones 4 72 1 46
D. Stewart 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 65 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 193 2
D. Stewart 6 65 0 19
B. Martin 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 34 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 49 0
B. Martin 4 34 0 14
W. Gragg 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 11 0
W. Gragg 1 11 0 11
C. O'Grady 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 98 1
C. O'Grady 4 8 0 3
D. Whaley 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 2 0
D. Whaley 2 6 0 5
J. Nance 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 377 5
J. Nance 1 3 0 3
A. Cantrell 44 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 72 0
A. Cantrell 1 1 0 1
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Harris 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 1.0
D. Harris 10-2 1.0 0
K. Curl 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
K. Curl 6-0 0.0 0
D. Eugene 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.5
D. Eugene 6-2 0.5 0
H. Toliver 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 1 0.0
H. Toliver 5-2 0.0 0
S. Ramirez 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
S. Ramirez 5-0 0.0 0
D. Greenlaw 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
D. Greenlaw 4-1 0.0 0
K. Richardson II 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 2 0.0
K. Richardson II 3-2 0.0 1
G. Morgan 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
G. Morgan 3-0 0.0 0
B. Jackson 78 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Jackson 2-0 0.0 0
J. Liddell 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Liddell 1-0 0.0 0
B. Tutt 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Tutt 1-0 0.0 0
D. Coley 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Coley 1-0 0.0 0
J. Hall 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Hall 0-1 0.0 0
A. Capps 41 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Capps 0-1 0.0 0
R. Ramsey 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
R. Ramsey 0-1 0.0 0
B. Guidry 7 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
B. Guidry 0-1 0.0 0
M. Agim 3 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.5
M. Agim 0-3 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Limpert 19 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 0/1
SEASON FG XP
2/2 12/13
C. Limpert 1/1 30 0/1 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Johnson 18 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 38.4 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
29 39.3 3
B. Johnson 8 38.4 3 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Warren 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 14.7 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 22.6 19 0
D. Warren 3 14.7 19 0
G. Cross 82 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
G. Cross 1 21.0 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Hurts 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.2% 155 1 1 138.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.1% 1025 8 1 148.1
J. Hurts 12/19 155 1 1
T. Tagovailoa 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 33 0 0 188.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.3% 251 4 0 177.6
T. Tagovailoa 1/2 33 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Harris 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 125 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
68 625 9
D. Harris 9 125 2 75
B. Scarbrough 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 65 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
72 359 4
B. Scarbrough 7 65 0 21
J. Hurts 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 41 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
79 558 6
J. Hurts 10 41 1 18
J. Jacobs 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 39 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 124 0
J. Jacobs 9 39 0 10
N. Harris 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 33 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
42 232 2
N. Harris 5 33 1 16
B. Robinson Jr. 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 92 1
B. Robinson Jr. 2 7 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Ridley 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 51 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 51 0
C. Ridley 4 51 0 27
J. Jacobs 8 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 72 1
J. Jacobs 2 36 0 33
J. Jeudy 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 160 1
J. Jeudy 1 29 0 29
C. Sims 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 126 0
C. Sims 2 20 0 14
H. Ruggs 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 52 4
H. Ruggs 1 20 1 20
D. Smith 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 67 1
D. Smith 1 16 0 16
B. Scarbrough 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 86 0
B. Scarbrough 1 8 0 8
D. Harris 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 46 0
D. Harris 1 8 0 8
R. Foster 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 96 1
R. Foster 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Harrison 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
R. Harrison 8-2 0.0 0
R. Evans 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 2.0
R. Evans 6-1 2.0 0
S. Hamilton 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.5
S. Hamilton 4-2 1.5 0
D. Thompson 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Thompson 3-0 0.0 0
M. Fitzpatrick 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
M. Fitzpatrick 3-0 0.0 0
I. Buggs 49 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
I. Buggs 3-0 0.0 0
R. Davis 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.5
R. Davis 3-2 1.5 0
L. Wallace 39 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 3 0.0
L. Wallace 3-0 0.0 0
J. Mayden 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Mayden 2-0 0.0 0
A. Averett 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
A. Averett 2-1 0.0 0
M. Wilson 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 2 0.0
M. Wilson 2-0 0.0 1
H. Jones 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
H. Jones 2-0 0.0 0
T. Diggs 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Diggs 1-0 0.0 0
L. Ray 89 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Ray 1-0 0.0 0
J. Mosley 16 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Mosley 1-1 0.0 0
J. Frazier 69 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Frazier 1-0 0.0 0
T. Brown 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
T. Brown 1-1 0.0 0
J. Dwight 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Dwight 1-0 0.0 0
J. King 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. King 0-1 0.0 0
A. Jennings 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
A. Jennings 0-2 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Pappanastos 12 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 5/5
SEASON FG XP
12/15 36/36
A. Pappanastos 2/2 39 5/5 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Scott 10 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 43.7 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
22 39.2 2
J. Scott 3 43.7 2 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
H. Ruggs 11 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 20.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 19.8 23 0
H. Ruggs 2 20.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Diggs 7 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 3.7 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 8.6 10 0
T. Diggs 3 3.7 10 0
H. Ruggs 11 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 -0.5 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 5.8 0 0
H. Ruggs 2 -0.5 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:40 ARK 19 1:26 4 6 Downs
11:31 ARK 13 0:54 4 1 Punt
7:17 ARK 21 3:15 6 22 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:32 ARK 26 1:26 6 35 Punt
8:30 ARK 9 1:29 3 6 Fumble
5:50 ARK 15 0:50 3 2 Punt
1:12 ARK 21 1:09 8 76 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARK 25 2:05 7 30 Punt
9:34 ARK 40 5:13 13 48 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:25 ARK 25 0:59 3 0 Punt
12:29 ARK 25 1:14 5 35 INT
8:55 ARK 25 5:52 15 75 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BAMA 25 0:15 1 75 TD
13:03 ARK 25 1:22 3 4 FG
10:27 BAMA 35 3:03 8 65 TD
3:50 BAMA 18 2:09 3 2 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:02 BAMA 8 5:24 10 71 Punt
6:50 BAMA 43 0:50 3 2 Punt
4:39 BAMA 25 3:19 9 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:48 BAMA 16 3:10 8 24 INT
4:10 BAMA 22 2:45 6 78 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:44 ARK 35 2:15 5 35 TD
11:05 ARK 40 2:06 4 37 FG
2:53 BAMA 28 2:43 5 30 Game