Alabama QB Blake Sims leads the Crimson Tide to Mississippi to face the Rebels in a one of the biggest games of October.
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The #3 Alabama Crimson Tide head to the state of Mississippi for a Saturday afternoon matchup with their division rivals the #11 Ole Miss Rebels.
The Crimson Tide have been playing their games much closer to the vest than most are used to seeing, but they remain the #3 team in the nation with an undefeated record and are still in the drivers seat for the SEC West title (assuming they make it to the Iron Bowl with Auburn with a matching record).
Ole Miss has surprised the nation by getting as high as #11 in the top 25 rankings, but much like the NCAA’s current investigation, the Crimson Tide will seek to expose every weakness. Rebels QB Bo Wallace has impressed, but he may be outmatched if forced into a shootout with Alabama QB Blake Sims and WR Amari Cooper.
This game could go down to the wire, or it could be an Alabama blowout. If Alabama wins it is guaranteed to move into the top 2 in the college football polls (after Thursday’s loss to Oregon). With a loss, the entire top 25 polls will be rearranged dramatically – this will be arguably the most important game of early October.
Prediction: Alabama – The Crimson Tide are an astounding 51-1 before November dating back to 2008. This may not look like the same dominating team that Greg McIlroy and A.J. McCarron led to 3 national titles, but Alabama and coach Nick Saban are still a force to be reckoned with at any time of the year and Ole Miss just isn’t on their level yet.