What will Alabama football do vs. Kentucky?
After two agonizing weeks of no games, Alabama football finally has a game on the schedule. Fans are restless, but they will see their beloved Crimson Tide at home against the Kentucky Wildcats.
As always, Alabama is expected to win this game easily. That is far from a bold prediction. However, here are some bold predictions that might still happen for the Crimson Tide.
Mac Jones will become the Heisman frontrunner
The Alabama football quarterback is easily in the hunt to win the Heisman Trophy. However, there is little distance between him and other contenders. Kyle Trask has been great, Trevor Lawrence started as the frontrunner and Justin Fields was in the hunt. However, this could be the week where Mac Jones distances himself from the pack. Kentucky does not have what it takes to stop DeVonta Smith and the rest of the Alabama receivers. Jones could easily have multiple passing touchdowns for 40 or more yards. While he is doing that, Justin Fields is throwing multiple interceptions, Trevor Lawrence is not playing for the fourth straight week and Kyle Trask is only having a slightly above-average game against Vandy. We’ve said that the Heisman Trophy could be decided in the SEC Championship, but Mac Jones could at least be at the top of the list by Sunday.
Alabama will score a non-offensive touchdown
Alabama’s defense has scored multiple touchdowns this year, and they could easily get one against Kentucky. The Wildcats love to run the ball for most of this game, but they will likely be playing from behind. Because of this, they will be out of their comfort zone with passes. This makes it easy for players like Malachi Moore and Patrick Surtain to force some turnovers. With the ball in their hands, anything can happen.
Bryce Young will score his first touchdown
This has been a bold prediction for weeks now, but it will eventually happen. If everything goes the way Alabama football expects it to, Bryce Young will get some snaps in the second half. With Trey Sanders out for the year, the Tide will be running the ball with inexperienced freshmen. Why not let Alabama see what Bryce Young can do?
He has the talent to score touchdowns, but he has been given very few opportunities to do so. Let’s see what he does against the Kentucky Wildcats.