3. Alabama Football: Special teams ultimately decides the game
Alabama has an all-star cast of special teams standouts, including senior kicker Will Reichard, junior punter James Burnip, and junior punt returner Kool-Aid McKinstry. All three are among the best in the nation at their respective positions.
Additionally, the Crimson Tide has several rotational players that have been impact special teams players, including wide receiver Kendrick Law and linebacker Kendrick Blackshire. Even offensive starters like running back Jase McClellan and wideout Ja’Corey Brooks have made big plays on the punt block unit in recent years.
Overall, special teams are a major strength for this Alabama team. Though it made some errors last week, I’m willing to bet on the Alabama special teams making game-changing plays in favor of the Tide as opposed to the alternative.
Special teams are probably the most unpredictable plays in college football, but I think a handful of special teams plays could potentially decide this game.