With Nick Saban nearing his next matchup with a former assistant, could we possibly see Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss challenge Alabama Football?
With a hurricane moving the Ole Miss vs. Alabama football game to 6:30 pm CT on Saturday, are there any more weird things would see Saturday? Maybe an Ole Miss upset? Below are 5 Bold Predictions for Alabama vs. Ole Miss.
1.) Alabama will have 2 different wide receivers with 100 receiving yards and a running back with 100 rushing yards
When the Alabama football offense is firing on all cylinders, this is a hard squad to stop. Mac Jones is already showing how impressive he can be, passing for 684 yards, 6 touchdowns, with only 1 interception. Ole Miss does not pose the best defense, already surrendering 51 points to No. 5 Florida in the season opener, followed by 41 points to Kentucky. When you plan to stop three of the best wide receivers in the entire SEC, you better come with a different game plan. Unfortunately for Ole Miss, Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith, and Najee Harris all surpass 100 yards each.
2.) Lane Kiffin will attempt a trick play in the 1st quarter… And it will work
We all know how well Lane Kiffin can be if he has the right weapons. Running back Jerrion Ealy is no pushover, nor is the two-headed quarterback duo of Matt Corral and John Plumlee. Alabama’s secondary can be somewhat questionable when thrown a curveball, and Lane Kiffin knows it. Look for Alabama football to be up 14-7, when Ole Miss throws a flea-flicker to wide receiver Elijah Moore for a touchdown to tie the game at 14 all.
3.) Alabama will make a field goal—– A 50+ yard field goal at that
I know, I know, I know. This is pretty mind-blowing. We have seen crazier things happen in 2020 though, right? Either way, Alabama football will bring out Will Reichard for a 50+ yard field goal, and he will make it. If this were arguably any other team in the SEC, this probably would not be a big deal. This is the Alabama Crimson Tide we are talking about though, where kickers’ dreams go to die (kidding, but really). Will Reichard seems to be healthy, through two games he is 2-2 with a long of 34 yards, while also 12 of 12 on extra-point attempts. Get ready folks, it’s happening!
4.) Trey Sanders will get his first career touchdown
It has been a long time coming, but the former No. 1 recruit will finally get what he’s longed for when he rushes into the end zone in the 4th quarter. Trey Sanders dealt with a rough injury last year, which prolonged him from seeing the field as a true freshman. He has seen a little bit of cleanup duty this season so far but is bound to break through the seams sooner, rather than later.
5.) Ole Miss will come within 6 points in the 2nd half
This game lines up to be an interested one, as it falls the week before Alabama faces off against Georgia, and Ole Miss is fresh off a win against Kentucky. Lane Kiffin will certainly look to be the first assistant of Nick Saban to beat him, and he will come close… But not close enough. The Rebels offense keeps the Crimson Tide on their toes and uses a late surge to close the one-time 20-point deficit. Nick Saban remains undefeated against his assistants by a final score of 48-31.
Lane Kiffin may be doing some good for Ole Miss in the SEC West, but it won’t be enough tomorrow against one of the best offenses in the country. If Kiffin wants to beat Alabama, he better look to do it in the next few years.
If Nick Saban and company continue to dominate tomorrow, how close will Ole Miss get in the next couple of years?? I guess we will find out!