It didn’t take Alabama very long to get on the board during Saturday’s matchup with Arkansas.
And by that, we mean — they scored on the first play of the game.
Heisman frontrunner Tua Tagovailoa connected with tight end Irv Smith Jr. on a 76-yard strike to put the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide up 7-0 after just 21 ticks.
Tagovailoa, who entered the game with 14 touchdown passes on the year, dumped it off to Smith after a play-action and Smith followed his blockers down the sideline for the score.
But ‘Bama was just getting started.
On the second play of the next possession, Tagovailoa completed another pass to Smith, who ran 47 yards down the field before fumbling. The fumble, of course, was recovered by Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III and returned 12 yards for the score.
Fourteen to nothing after three offensive plays? Yeah, Alabama is still really, really good at football.