HOW TO WATCH
Time: 6:30 p.m. CT
The game was originally scheduled for 5 p.m., but pushed back due to Hurricane Delta’s forecast.
Spread: Alabama -23.5
Alabama: The Tide cruised to a 52-24 win over Texas A&M, as Mac Jones made his mark with four touchdown passes.
Ole Miss: The Rebels picked up their first win in the Lane Kiffin Era with a 42-41 overtime victory against Kentucky.
So... Alabama is going to struggle without Tua, Jerry Jeudy, and Henry Ruggs, huh?
Not so fast, my friend.
Through two games, the Crimson Tide lead the SEC in points per game with 45. Ole Miss’s offense is good too (more on that later), but the Rebels have allowed an SEC-high 46 points per game, which certainly doesn’t bode well when you have Alabama looming.
The Crimson Tide have been led by Jones, obviously, but Jaylen Waddle has stepped up as a strong receiving option, hauling in 13 receptions and three touchdowns so far this season.
Lane Kiffin promised one thing: Razzle-dazzle. Two games in, that’s exactly what Ole Miss’ offense has been. The Rebels come into the game leading all power conferences in offensive yards per game with 536. Matt Corral and Elijah Moore have really stood out on offense. However, the defense has been an issue. Ole Miss has allowed 46 points per game, second-worst in the nation behind just East Carolina (50). As noted above, that’s going to be an issue when you face Alabama.
Can Ole Miss overcome their defensive struggles? Probably not. Not against Alabama. But the weather could help slow the offenses down, which could help Ole Miss at least slightly.