15 Ole Miss 26
2 Alabama 28
Last year when these two SEC West rivals face each other, the Ole Miss Rebels pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the 2014 season. The Rebels would go on a tear throughout college football, but would fall out of the running for a potential playoff spot when they would lose to Auburn. So far the Rebels have not missed a beat when it comes to running their high-powered offense. Dynamic wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is back and will be a nightmare for the Alabama secondary.
The Rebels opponent, the Alabama Crimson Tide head into this game with revenge on their minds after what occurred last year. Alabama head coach Nick Saban must figure out a way to slow down the SEC version of the Oregon Ducks offense that the Rebels are currently running. In recent memory, Alabama has struggled against teams that run the no-huddle offense.
Their offense must strike fast early in this ball game because if not, it could be a long night down in Tuscaloosa. Jacob Coker is the current starting quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide, however; many people around Tuscaloosa are not convinced that he is their quarterback of the future. All of that can change on Saturday night with a victory over the Ole Miss Rebels. That success will not come easily; the Rebels also have a solid pass rush led by defensive end Robert Nkemdiche.
The Crimson Tide’s massive offensive line must protect Coker throughout this ballgame if they want to have success against the Rebels this Saturday. They will go as far as Coker and star running back Derrick Henry will take them in this matchup. My prediction for this game is that it will be a defensive battle throughout its entirety, but the Crimson Tide will make that game-changing play that will cause them to win this contest in the end.
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