“We need to have more balance on offense. It’s great that we are a great passing team, and I’m happy with that. I also think from a team standpoint, we need to be able to run the ball effectively.”

Alabama coach Nick Saban

“I just came out to play. Come out, do my best, and whatever the result was, that was the result.”

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on his record-setting day

“They might have struggled a little bit, but I thought they played pretty well, just for what formations we got today.”

Linebacker Xavier McKinney on the freshmen

“We got the win, but we know we have some stuff to work on. We have to go back to the drawing board on Monday.”

Linebacker Anfernee Jennings