Twitter reacts to Tua Tagovailoa putting up video game numbers against Arkansas

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Tagovailoa fired four first-half touchdown passes, going 10-of-12 overall. 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. Tagovailoa has thrown 18 touchdown passes and no interceptions and has yet to throw a fourth-quarter pass.

Tagovailoa completed his first three passes, two for touchdowns, before Kamren Curl made a diving breakup in the end zone on a pass intended for Irv Smith. On the Crimson Tide's second possession, Tagovailoa hit Smith again, and the 6-foot-4 junior ripped off another big gain before he was stripped from behind by Ryan Pulley. Henry Ruggs III recovered the ball and ran it 12 yards for the team's second score.

Alabama's 639 total yards were the fourth highest total posted against Arkansas and a season high for the Crimson Tide, eclipsing the 608 gained yards in the previous week's 56-14 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. Storey hit C.J. O'Grady with an 8-yard pass in the corner of the end zone.

Despite quickly falling behind 21-0, there was actually a chance to Arkansas to make it interesting at one point early in the second quarter. The Razorbacks, who have lost five straight games since a season-opening win against Eastern Illinois, drove 76 yards in eight plays as Ty Storey found success in the short passing game.

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The Razorbacks came up on the wrong end of all the reviewed plays against Alabama. The Crimson Tide stopped Rakeem Boyd for a 1-yard loss on fourth down on the next snap.

A potential score would have closed the gap to 21-14 but instead Alabama went 99 yards on the ensuing drive to make it a 28-7 game and the route was on.

Not much has gone wrong for Alabama this season, but injuries on defense are beginning to pile up. Even when Alabama made mistakes the result was at times successful.

That's 30.4 yards per attempt, people.