TUSCALOOSA — No. 18 Alabama faced down a challenge and kept its winning streak alive, if not the Crimson Tide's string of blowouts.
Add former NFL general manager and coach to Alabama head coach Nick Saban's long list of assistants during his time with the Crimson Tide.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Alabama coach Nate Oats was concerned his team might lose its sense of urgency when it took the court as a member of the AP Top 25 for the first time in three seasons.
TUSCALOOSA — Rennia Davis scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and No. 23 Tennessee bounced back from a disappointing loss to roll past Alabama 82-56 on Sunday.
ATLANTA — In a season of blowouts, Alabama finally got tested. Against a team that just wouldn't quit, the Crimson Tide required every last point.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Mac Jones threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns in less than three quarters of work, many of his throws landing in the capable hands of Jaylen Waddle, and No. 2 Alabama began its Southeastern Conference-only schedule with a 38-19 romp over rebuilding Missouri on Saturday night.
OXFORD, Miss. — Lane Kiffin's Mississippi offense put up more yards against an Alabama defense than has ever been done before and scored more points against the Crimson Tide than any unranked team has ever.
NEW YORK — On an Alabama team stacked with stars, DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football while playing a position that rarely gets that kind of recognition.
TUSCALOOSA — Once the Iron Bowl kicked off, Nick Saban was just another passionate, heavily invested fan who was powerless to help his team win.
BATON ROUGE, La. — If Alabama quarterback Mac Jones and receiver DeVonta Smith wind up as Heisman Trophy finalists, they can thank one another.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Alabama has been the dominant program in college football for more than a decade and Arkansas coach Sam Pittman has been coaching in the Southeastern Conference almost all of it.