TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - No. 3 Alabama has answered some questions about the team with its first three games.
Now, the Crimson Tide is bracing for the Southeastern Conference opener with Arkansas after Saturday's 53-7 win over North Texas.
Alabama has eased concerns about new starting quarterback Greg McElroy and the offensive line and supplied evidence that the defense is every bit as formidable as expected.
The Tide (3-0) moved up a spot in the rankings with Southern California's loss to Washington.
Quarterback Greg McElroy said Alabama's main goal is to win an SEC title and noted that the competition steps up with league play.
The Razorbacks are coming off a 52-41 loss to Georgia.