Alabama vs Ole Miss Game Preview: Everything You Need To Know Before Kickoff
With two 50-point performances in the books, the Alabama Crimson Tide is set to open conference play this Saturday against offensively-driven Ole Miss.
The Rebels have scored 123 total points through two games and have some confidence heading into this game against top-ranked Alabama.
No. 1 Alabama (2-0, 0-0 SEC) vs Ole Miss (2-0, 0-0 SEC)
When: Saturday, Sept. 15 at 6:00 PM/CT
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, MS
Weather: Temperatures are expected to reach 90 degrees in the afternoon so be ready for another hot and humid Saturday. The good news is it will cool off as the game goes along and should finish around the low 80s.
TV: ESPN (Play-by-play: Sean McDonough, analyst: Todd Blackledge, sideline reporter: Holly Rowe)
Radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network (Play-by-play: Eli Gold, color analyst: John Parker Wilson, sideline reporter: Rashad Johnson). Listen on 95.3 the Bear and Tide 102.9/100.9 in Tuscaloosa or download the station apps to stream the game for free.
Spread: The Crimson Tide opened as a 21-point favorite this week while the total sits around 71 points. Alabama covered the point spread and gone over the total in both games this season. Ole Miss has also covered and gone over the first two games.
Series History: This long-running series dates all the way back to an 1894 game played in Jackson, Mississippi. Alabama lost that contest, 6-0, but proceded to win the 53 of the next 65 matchups between the two schools. The Crimson Tide owns the all-time series with a 49-11-2 record after vacating four victories.
Last Meeting: Alabama exploded for 66 points - the most of the Saban era - and 613 total yards of offense on the way to a 66-3 victory over Ole Miss. The Rebels didn't convert a single third-down opportunity all game and finished the night with just 253 yards of offense.
Last Week: Alabama threw for six touchdowns and ran for another in a 57-7 blowout win over Arkansas State. That performance marked the first time since 1925 Alabama has scored 50-plus points in each of its first two games. The six touchdowns thrown by Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts was tied for second-most in Alabama history, matching their total against Mercer last season.
Ole Miss lit up the scoreboard as well in its win over Southern Illinois. After trailing 38-35 at half, the Rebels proceeded to dominate the second half to the tune of 41-3 to pull out the 76-41 victory. Quarterback Jordan Ta'amu threw for 448 yards and five touchdowns while wide receivers A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf combined for 15 catches and 251 yards receiving.