Alabama Football: 5 takeaways from Alabama vs. Arkansas

Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
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What did we learn from Alabama football’s dominant game vs. Arkansas?

Alabama football has the best team in the country, and they had one final chance to show it in the regular season. Playing against the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Tide expected this game to go smoothly.

However, the Crimson Tide had a slow start in this one. They had to settle for a field goal early, and they failed to convert on fourth down later in the first quarter. Their defense allowed Arkansas to get in the red zone in the first quarter, and things were not looking good.

However, things turned around for Alabama football. We learned a lot from the Tide’s dominant win. Here are the top takeaways from the last game of Alabama’s regular season.

5. Jaylen Moody is a strong linebacker

Alabama’s inside linebacker group struggled in 2019, but we have seen improvements in 2020 due to the return of Dylan Moses. Playing alongside Christian Harris, the Tide have been stout at linebacker.

However, things took a rough turn when Harris went down with a shoulder injury on the first play of the game. Harris is an important part of both the passing and rushing defense, so the Tide hope that he will be healthy soon.

That being said, Alabama football fans should be proud of how Jaylen Moody played in Harris’s absence. He was always near the football, and he played well against the run. It hurts to be without Harris, but Moody is good enough to play for this defense. He simply hasn’t seen the field because of the talent above him. He will likely see more time in 2021, and he looks ready for that.