Ole Miss at Alabama: 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0) vs Ole Miss Rebels (3-0)
Game Info: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Bryant-Denny Stadium)
Betting Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide -14.5 -- Over/Under: 79 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The 12th ranked Ole Miss Rebels will travel to Bryant-Denny Stadium to take on the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The 12th ranked Ole Miss Rebels improved to 3-0 on the season after defeating the Tulane Green Wave, 61-21, on September 18th. Ole Miss dominated Tulane on the offensive side of the ball throughout the game in this one and had no trouble cruising to victory in the 2nd half after going into halftime with a 40-21 lead. Ole Miss outgained Tulane by a 707-305 margin and forced 1 turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Rebels was QB Matt Corral who completed 23 of 31 passes for 335 yards & 3 TD’s, while also adding 68 rushing yards & 4 TD’s on the ground.
On the season, Ole Miss is averaging 52.7 ppg on 635.3 total yards per game (336.7 passing yds/g; 298.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Ole Miss has been led by QB Matt Corral who has completed 68.8% of his passes for 1006 yards & 9 TD’s. Corral has also been a threat with his legs as he has 158 rushing yards & 5 TD’s on 33 carries. The top receiving threats for the Rebels have been Dontario Drummond (20 rec, 339 yards, 4 TD), Jonathan Mingo (15 rec, 290 yards, 3 TD), & Braylon Sanders (8 rec, 133 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Rebels backfield has been the trio of Jerrion Ealy (31 att, 188 yards, TD), Henry Parrish Jr. (25 att, 176 yards, TD), & Snoop Conner (22 att, 125 yards, 3 TD).
Defensively, Ole Miss has been holding their opponents to an average of 20.7 ppg on 340.7 total yards per game (208.7 passing yds/g; 132.0 rushing yds/g).
The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide improved to 4-0 on the season after defeating the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, 63-14, this past Saturday. Alabama dominated Southern Miss on both ends of the field throughout the game and easily pulled away for the victory after taking a 35-0 lead early in the 2nd quarter. Alabama outgained Southern Miss by a 606-213 margin and forced 1 turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Crimson Tide was QB Bryce Young who completed 20 of 22 passes for 313 yards, 5 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Alabama is averaging 46.5 ppg on 465.5 total yards per game (313.8 passing yds/g; 151.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Alabama has been led by QB Bryce Young who has completed 72.1% of his passes for 1126 yards, 15 TD, & 1 INT. The top receiving threats for Young and the Crimson Tide have been Jameson Williams (12 rec, 299 yards, 3 TD), John Metchie III (24 rec, 240 yards, TD), Jahleel Billingsley (6 rec, 131 yards, 2 TD), & Cameron Latu (8 rec, 119 yards, 4 TD). Leading the way for the Crimson Tide backfield has been the trio of Brian Robinson Jr. (37 att, 208 yards, 2 TD), Jase McClellan (34 att, 163 yards, TD), & Roydell Williams (21 att, 139 yards, TD).
Defensively, Alabama is holding their opponents to an average of 17.5 ppg on 288.8 total yards per game (168.3 passing yds/g; 120.5 rushing yds/g).
The Rebels are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 6-0-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Crimson Tide are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Alabama is no question the best team in College Football, however, I think they are going to have their hands full with Ole Miss in this one. The Rebels have one of the most explosive offenses in College Football as they rank 1st in both scoring offense & total offense and they showed last year that they had no trouble figuring out the Alabama defense in a 63-48 loss. Ole Miss has showed improvement on the defensive end this season and although they are going to give up plenty of points, I think their offense does enough to keep this one within the number. Take Ole Miss and the points. Good Luck!