Game Day: Alabama at Ole Miss

Headed to Oxford now and hoping to have some GameDay video on the blog in a bit. For now, here’s everything you need to know about Ole Miss and Alabama.

Senquez Golson talks health, Crimson Tide

Katy Perry is guest picker

Head to Head’s Take

Alabama bringing potent offense to Oxford

Column: Equipped to compete

Renewed purpose for Denzel Nkemdiche

Daily Journal staff: Talking SEC Football

No. 3 Alabama at No. 11 Ole Miss

Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580)

Kickoff: 2:30 p.m.

Television: CBS

Radio: Ole Miss Network, Sirius 91, XM 91.

Records: Ole Miss 4-0, Alabama 4-0

Series: Alabama leads 47-9-2

Coaches: Alabama – Nick Saban 169-57-1, 19th season, 78-15 eighth season at Alabama. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 49-18, sixth season overall; 19-11 second season at Ole Miss.

Statistical Leaders: Alabama – RB Derrick Henry 53-320, 2 TD. QB Blake Sims 71-for-97 passing, 1,091 yards, 8 TD, 2 INT. WR Amari Cooper 43 catches, 655 yards, 5 TD. S Landon Collins 32 tackles, 1 INT, 2 PBU. Ole Miss – RB Jaylen Walton 29-199, 3 TD. QB Bo Wallace 93-for-131 passing, 1,271 yards, 11 TD, 6 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 20 catches, 307 yards, 3 TD. LB D.T. Shackelford 23 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack.

Trends: The Rebels last defeated Alabama in 2003, Eli’s senior year.

Notes: This will be only the ninth meeting between Ole Miss and Alabama in Oxford. The Tide leads the Oxford games 5-3. …Four of the Rebels’ next five opponents are ranked this week in the top 15. … The Rebels’ two touchdowns allowed this season are the fewest in the nation. … Ole Miss leads the nation with 2.25 interceptions per game. … Ole Miss is 0-10 against No. 1-ranked teams. Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the coaches poll. … Alabama won three of the final five BCS national championships and has 15 national championships in its history. … Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has 43 catches for 655 yards. In both categories that’s the best start through four games for any receiver in SEC history.

Summing it up: The Mississippi people, they deserve this. They’re great people.” – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, on today’s college football atmosphere in Mississippi

Prediction: Alabama 23, Ole Miss 17

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Swathi Krishna

    McCarron’s comments came after Alabama was shocked by Ole Miss over the weekend. On the radio show, he questioned Alabama’s playcalling, said the team’s offense can be “bland” and said this year’s team lacked leadership.

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