The Ruggs TD made it 14-0 Alabama early in the first quarter and the Tide never relented in a 65-31 blowout. 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. Halfway through the season, he has yet to appear in the fourth quarter of any game.
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.
Ty Storey threw a 17-yard pass to De'Vion Warren, the first time this season Alabama has allowed more than 23 points in a game.
"Everybody's starting to get it", Arkansas tight end Cheyenne O'Grady said of the improved production against Alabama.
He threw a 47-yard pass to Smith again.
Over the weekend, the Alabama Crimson Tide handled business when they destroyed Louisiana-Lafayette at home during Week 5 just as they were supposed to, winning the game 56-14 and pushing their record to 5-0.
It's been a tough first half of the football season for the University of Arkansas.
The Rebels come into the game off a 70-21 victory over Louisiana-Monroe, but they lost to Alabama 62-7 at home on September 15. Arkansas didn't recover, however. In addition to Tagovailoa's four touchdown passes, the Crimson Tide also scored on two runs by Damien Harris and one each by Tulsa native Josh Jacobs and Brian Robinson Jr.
Rakeem Boyd took advantage of being the focal back in the Arkansas offense as he accounted for more than 130 yards, including the first 100-yard game of his Razorbacks' career. He finished with 102 yards on 15 carries and added five receptions for 24 yards.
Technically though, Tagovailoa still received credit for the touchdown pass, so he opened the game with a ideal completion percentage for two scores. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.
Arkansas returns to action next week against Ole Miss for its annual game at War Memorial Stadium.