We have a heavy weight tilt in the SEC coming up with # 12 Ole Miss and #1 Alabama. This is going to be a great game. Both teams have looked great so far and it’s setting up to be a shootout. Here is a deeper look into the Ole Miss Alabama game.
The Rebels are flying high with Heisman favorite Matt Corral at quarterback. He runs the up tempo attack that features the option and fast play makers. It’s a balanced attack with Snoot Connor and Jerrion Ealy as the backs bringing the power game. Remember when Connor lowered the shoulder against Louisville? He will bruise you if you get in his way. Henry Parrish Jr can get in on the act as well. So far, Dontario Drummond and Jonathan Mingo are looking like the receivers to watch on this offense. Speed is something they have plenty of. Friendly reminder that against Tulane, Corral had four rushing touchdowns and three passing touchdowns.
On the defense, Chance Campbell at linebacker transferred in from Maryland. He has become one of the main faces for the defense. Keidron Smith at DB is also someone to keep your eye on. The secondary will have their hands full with a loaded group of pass catchers.
Bryce Young is looking legit. He needs some work as most first year starters do , but he is not afraid to sling it. During the Florida game, we got a look at their two back system. Brain Robinson Jr and Jase Mcclellan had good performances against the Gator defense. You can’t forget about the Tide receivers. John Metchie and Slade Bolden are playing well and Ohio State transfer Jameson Williams has already made an impact. Jahleel Billingsley is the star tight end and even Cameron Latu has gotten in on the fun.
Henry To’oTo’o and Christian Harris at linebacker help make this defense go. To’oTo’o transferred from Tennessee, and Harris could be the next Alabama linebacker to make it to the NFL. Jordan Battle leads the secondary that is always one of the best in college football.
I believe this game will come down to which defense can make one more play. They are equal on offense at this point of the season. However, the Crimson Tide is better on defense. The matchup on paper has the feel of a game that will be settled in the fourth quarter or potentially go to overtime. If it stays in regulation, I have Alabama winning it 40-37. If Ole Miss can push it into overtime, I think the Rebels can pull it out in two or three sessions in a crazy environment and silence the folks in Tuscaloosa.
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