Alabama football has room to explode vs. Mississippi State.
We are halfway through the SEC season, but Alabama football has plenty of their story left to write. Even without Jaylen Waddle, they have what it takes to achieve all of their 2020 goals.
Their next step to success is against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Mike Leach made a statement in his first game as head coach, but the offense has sputtered since. They also might be without Kylin Hill, but that has not been confirmed yet.
Saying that Alabama will win this game is far from a hot take. In fact, you can confidently say that Alabama will dominate. With that in mind, here are some bolder predictions for the Crimson Tide.
Alabama will force three turnovers
Alabama football has been great at forcing turnovers so far, and Mississippi State has been prone to making mistakes. I’m sure that Leach will take risks with this Tide defense, but they should step up to the occasion.
Alabama’s secondary has its flaws, but it is mostly with tackling. The corners are good in coverage, and Malachi Moore already has multiple interceptions. He might get another one against the Bulldogs.
Slade Bolden will step up as a starter
Slade Bolden has gotten some reps as a reserve receiver, but he did not expect to play the entire game against Tennessee. He now has a week to run with the starters, and I believe that he will use that time to improve. Bolden is a gadget guy with a lot of twitch and strong hands. He played well against Tennessee, but he will play even better against Mississippi State.
Bryce Young will score his first touchdown
I’m going to keep predicting this until it happens. Bryce Young has gotten plenty of snaps so far as a true freshman, but he has yet to score. His first touchdown pass went right off of Slade Bolden’s fingertips last week, and I believe he will score his first actual touchdown this week.
Will Anderson will register a sack
All in all, Alabama hasn’t been great at getting sacks. No specific player has led the team, and Will Anderson has left some to be desired. He could easily register a sack against this offensive line.
All in all, Alabama football is in the driver’s seat of this game. They should easily win, but these bold predictions might also come true.