No. 1 Alabama has lessons to learn before SEC showdown with No. 7 Gators

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Nick Saban doesn’t want his players to forget the poor first half that put Alabama in a hole on the road at Arkansas.

He wants it to be a lesson about what can happen if the top-ranked Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 SEC) aren’t playing at their best. It took the largest second-half comeback of Saban’s tenure for Alabama to pull out of a 13-point hole and rally to beat Arkansas 24-20.

“The main thing was they weren’t doing anything that had us down. We were shooting ourselves in the foot,” said Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, who had the go-ahead touchdown in the final 4 minutes.