LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Top-ranked Alabama's latest blowout win included enough mistakes to concern coach Nick Saban and his players.
The Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) steamrolled Kentucky 48-7 on Saturday night, but only after an error-prone start featuring turnovers and dropped passes for the two-time defending champions.
What gnawed at defensive players more than allowing their first touchdown in four games was letting the Wildcats drive 75 yards for the score. Even though the Crimson Tide had a commanding 31-0 lead in the middle of the third quarter, Alabama players were disappointed in their efforts.
They say the breakdowns in an otherwise stellar performance are examples of where improvement is needed. No doubt, quality control will be emphasized with Arkansas opening a three-game SEC homestand on Saturday.