Alabama Football has a huge test to open up SEC play. Ole Miss comes into town for a top-15 showdown in Bryant-Denny Stadium, and all the pressure is on a Crimson Tide team that already has a blemish on its resume.
Last week, Bama won an ugly 17-3 game on the road at USF while experimenting with its quarterbacks, but appears to have figured itself out at the position.
Although Bama didn’t play very well, two of my three bold predictions hit last week.
Concerningly, the Bama running game didn’t get going until late in the third quarter, but from there it started rolling. The Crimson Tide gained over 200 yards on the ground, paced by Roydell Williams’ career-high 129 yards.
The Alabama defense was dominant for most of the afternoon, forcing two turnovers and not allowing a touchdown, as I predicted. In fact, a special teams turnover that gave USF the ball already in field goal range was the only thing that prevented a shutout.
The week three prediction that fell flat was my assumption that Ja’Corey Brooks would make a significant impact. Maybe his continued absence can be chalked up to the quarterback situation last week, but Brooks once again failed to make any plays.
After establishing himself as Alabama’s most consistent receiver in 2022, Ja’Corey Brooks will now enter week four of 2023 without a single catch.
Now that the Bama-USF bold predictions have been recapped, here are my three bold predictions for Alabama Football vs Ole Miss.