Three things we learned about Arkansas in a 52-3 home loss to No. 1 Alabama

Prince Robinson
The Tuscaloosa News

The first Arkansas Razorbacks regula season under coach Sam Pittman has come to an end.

No. 1 Alabama (10-0) defeated Arkansas 52-3 in Fayetteville on Saturday.

Pittman has led the Razorbacks to a 3-7 record and lost its last four games. Alabama will play No. 6 Florida next Saturday in Atlanta in the SEC Championship Game.

Here are three things we learned about Arkansas:

Quarterback struggles

Arkansas couldn't find a quarterback to turn to versus Alabama. KJ Jefferson and Feleipe Franks both struggled to get much going against the Crimson Tide, passing for a combined 108 yards and no touchdowns.

Franks also had 13 carries for minus-25 yards in a game where Alabama notched eight sacks. This was the worst showing of quarterback play in the Pittman era at Arkansas.

Defense contains Jones

It may be safe to say that Arkansas' defense was one of the best in America. Although they gave up 52 points, the Razorbacks were able to slow down quarterback Mac Jones, who has been on his way to becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist.

Barry Odom and the Razorbacks defense held Jones to 208 passing yards for with touchdowns. Freshman Bryce Young entered the game and couldn't put much together either.

Run game woes

The Razorbacks recorded 80 rushing yards on 43 attempts. While Alabama was averaging 5.7 yards per carry with 216 total ground yards, Arkansas averaged 1.9.

Alabama's run game accounted for six touchdowns; three coming from Brian Robinson Jr.