Alabama football is set to continue its SEC grind when Ole Miss travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Find information on game time, TV channel and how to watch online below.
The Rebels, who had a bye last Saturday, dropped their previous contest in a 27-16 loss to California on Sept. 16.
Alabama (4-0, 1-0 SEC) is coming off a 59-0 pounding of Vanderbilt last Saturday. Overall, it was Alabama’s best game to date this season. The Crimson Tide came out, jumped on Vanderbilt immediately and never let up.
Alabama football-Ole Miss football game time, details
Time: 8 p.m. CT (9 p.m. ET)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 30
Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Line: Alabama by 28
What TV channel is Alabama-Ole Miss football on?
ESPN is televising the game.
How can I watch Alabama-Ole Miss football online?
You can stream the game on ESPN.com/watch.
How can I listen to Alabama-Ole Miss football on the radio?
You can listen to the Alabama broadcast on the Crimson Tide Sports Network with Eli Gold, Phil Savage and Chris Stewart on the call.
Alabama-Ole Miss football preview
Series history: Alabama owns a 48-11-2 record (after vacations) over Ole Miss. For a while, this was just another lopsided “Alabama-wins-every-time”-type series, but that changed in 2014. The Rebels defeated Alabama in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program history with wins in 2014 and 2015.
Heavy favorite: Alabama is a 28-point favorite against Ole Miss, according to VegasInsider.com. Alabama escaped Oxford, Miss., with a 48-43 win against Ole Miss last season.
Wild games: In 2014, Ole Miss stormed back in the second half to knock off Alabama for the first time in 10 tries. In 2015, Ole Miss was aided by 5 Alabama turnovers, which resulted in the Rebels beating the Crimson Tide in back-to-back games for the first time in series history. It was Alabama’s lone loss of its national championship run that season. Last season, Alabama slipped by with a five-point victory that came down to the wire. Alabama had to come back from a big deficit, then hold off the Rebels in the final minutes.
Explosive passing attack: Ole Miss features the nation’s fourth-best passing attack, averaging 427 yards per game. That’s 148 yards more than Missouri, the SEC’s second-rated passing team. Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson leads the SEC with 1,281 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has thrown 4 interceptions through three games. Patterson has thrown for at least 360 yards in each game and he broke the 400-yard mark in the Rebels’ first two contests.
Power run game: Alabama ran over Vanderbilt last Saturday. It was the best Alabama’s offensive line has looked. The Crimson Tide racked up 496 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns. They may not top those totals, but the Tide should have success on the ground. As a team, Alabama is averaging an SEC-best 6.52 yards per rush. Ole Miss is allowing 4.56 yards per carry, which is No. 11 in the SEC.
No new injuries: For the first time since Week 1, there are no injuries to report. There are guys who are a little banged up. That’s to be expected as the season wears on. The good news for Alabama is this may be the healthiest the team has been since the opener against Florida State.
Alabama was clean on both sides of the ball last week against Vanderbilt, which had no hope of doing anything. At one point, it was a little sad to watch because Vanderbilt was completely overmatched.
Running back Damien Harris was the star of the day with 151 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns, and an average of 12.6 yards per carry. Bo Scarbrough added 79 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Freshman Brian Robinson scored his first rushing touchdown of the season. Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts didn’t need to do much.
Freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came in and showed why he was such a highly touted prospect by throwing 2 touchdown passes. Freshmen Jerry Jeudy and DeVonta Smith each caught their first career touchdown passes.
Alabama’s defense held Vanderbilt to 78 yards of offense. I don’t care who you are playing, holding a Power 5 team to that low of a total is a great accomplishment. The Commodores had 3 first downs.
Alabama’s pass rush picked up quite a bit compared to earlier games. The Crimson Tide also forced a couple of turnovers.
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