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.
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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.
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