Alabama vs. Ole Miss Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Alabama vs. Ole Miss fearless prediction and game preview.
Alabama (4-0) vs. Ole Miss (2-1) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 30th
Game Time: 9:00 pm ET
Venue: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Clemson has only given Alabama problems over the last two years. Ole Miss has been a pain in the Crimson Tide’s side for the last three.
The 2014 win was considered a breakthrough for the Rebel program, the 2015 43-37 victory was special, and last year, Ole Miss was a big, big problem in a 48-43 Bama win.
But things have changed a wee bit.
This isn’t the same Ole Miss team of the last few years, but without a bowl game to go to this year, this is it. Other than the Egg Bowl vs. Mississippi State, this is the program’s big moment to do something amazing in a redshirt year.
The Rebels have had two weeks to rest up and get ready after getting stopped cold in a 27-16 loss at Cal. But QB Shea Patterson and company are dealing with a jacked up defense coming off something special.
The gauntlet was thrown down by Vanderbilt, and Alabama walked in, held the Commodores to three first downs, and left with a 59-0 win.
Now on a run of four home games in the next five dates, the nation’s No. 1 team should be able to flex a little more muscle.
One Reason Why Ole Miss Will Win
Patterson needs to have the game of his life.
He’ll throw a few picks – he gave away three against Cal – but he also threw for 363 yards and two touchdowns. Before that, he threw for 489 yards and five scores against against UT Martin, and hit South Alabama for 429 yards and four touchdowns.
As good as the Bama defense has been – as always – it was hit for over 200 passing yards in each of the first three games. It’s possible to throw on this secondary. Run on the front seven? Nope, but Ole Miss doesn’t run the ball, anyway.
As long as Patterson gets time to work, he’ll keep the pressure on.
One Reason Why Alabama Will Win
This isn’t hard – Alabama is going to run the ball, and keep running.
Vanderbilt thought it had a decent run defense, and then the Crimson Tide seemed to take the disrespect personally as it tore off almost 500 yards on the ground with six different players rolling for 48 yards or more.
The Ole Miss run defense hasn’t been truly tested yet, and still it hasn’t been a rock, giving up 4.6 yards per carry getting gashed way too often.
Patterson can keep up the pace with the passing game, but he’s going to have to press. Alabama’s secondary can be thrown on, but it also has a way of turning desperate pass plays into points.
What’s Going To Happen
It’s not going to be a total wipeout like the Vanderbilt game, but Alabama will keep on looking impressive.
The Tide will get up early – and easily – Ole Miss will come up with a few second half scores, and some will be mad that it wasn’t a 59-0 apocalyptic destruction.
An easy blowout will have to do.
Alabama vs. Ole Miss Prediction
Alabama 37, Ole Miss 13
Alabama -28, o/u: 59
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