Alabama-Ole Miss: Recap, score, analysis for Week 5 game (09/30/2017)

No. 1 Alabama pummeled Ole Miss, 66-3, on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in a game that was every bit as lopsided as the score indicates. The Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0 in SEC), piled up 613 total yards, including 365 on the ground (7.2 per carry).

Jalen Hurts threw for 197 yards and 2 touchdowns, ran for 101 yards and a score, while five different players scored on TD runs against the Rebels.

Alabama-Ole Miss recap


  • Midway through the fourth quarter, Alabama fifth-string running back Ronnie Clark scampered in for his first career touchdown to make it 66-3.


  • Alabama punter JK Scott added a 48-yard field goal on the Tide’s opening possession of the second half to make it 38-3.
  • Alabama continued to pour it on as the third quarter continued. Freshman running back Najee Harris powered his way into the endzone for a four-yard touchdown to make it 45-3 midway through the third.
  • A few minutes later, backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa scored on a two-yard keeper to make it 52-3.
  • Late in the fourth quarter, Tagovailoa hit freshman Henry Ruggs for an 8-yard touchdown to make it 59-3. Alabama has scored 59 points in back-to-back SEC games.


  • Early in the second quarter, Hurts found a streaking Josh Jacobs for an 18-yard touchdown to make it 28-3. It was the first score of the season for Jacobs who had battled a hamstring injury to start the year.
  • Later in the second quarter, Hurts added a score on the ground, scampering in for a 10-yard touchdown to make it 35-3.


  • When in doubt, just turn and give the ball to Bo Scarbrough. Scarbrough rumbled in for a 6-yard touchdown to give Alabama a 7-0 lead with 10:04 left in the first quarter. It was Scarbrough’s fourth rushing touchdown of the season.
  • On Ole Miss’ ensuing possession, Alabama cornerback Levi Wallace intercepted Shea Patterson’s pass and returned it 35 yards for the touchdown. It gave the Crimson Tide its first non-offensive touchdown of the season.
  • Later in the first quarter, Hurts found Alabama tight end Hale Hentges for an easy 3-yard touchdown to make it 21-0. The score was set up by a 60-yard completion from Hurts to receiver Cam Sims on a crossing route.
  • Ole Miss added a field goal to make it 21-3 late in the first quarter.

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 the CBSSports app.

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.
  • 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.

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