Alabama Football: Five Predictions for Bama-Missouri Season Opener

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Waddle reminds the nation he is a dangerous man

An explosive stick of dynamite, Waddle can make defenders pay whether on special teams or offense. He averaged 12 yards after the catch. I repeat, 12 yards.  If you need an example, look no further than Waddle’s four touchdown virtuoso performance against Auburn. He caught four passes for 98 yards and three scores, along with a 98-yard kickoff return. Jaylen became the second Tide players in the last 20 years to have a KO return and receiving TD in a game (Christian Jones, 2013).

Senior Devonta Smith will generate the most attention from the Tigers defense, allowing Waddle to have a great game. There are not many corners who can hang with Waddle once he hits full stride or receives the ball in space. The junior will catch a bomb from quarterback Mac Jones in the first quarter as the team loads the box to slow the running game.

Later in the second quarter, he will return a punt for another score pushing the Tide closer to victory.

Waddle finishes the game with 150 yards receiving and a punt return touchdown.

Alabama covers 27.5 points spread easily

Nick Saban’s Alabama football team dominates Missouri. The hunger and desperation of Alabama rattle the Tigers early and squeeze the life out of Missouri like a sixty-pound boa constrictor suffocating its prey— just like Saban and Moses wanted.

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