Coach Hugh Freeze is hoping they can put an end to the Ole Miss Rebels nine game losing streak to the Alabama Crimson Tide. The two teams will be facing off on the field this Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The Crimson Tide have had a rough time with their lack of a strong offensive going slightly unnoticed by their ability to score. In their 31-6 win over Colorado State last week, the Crimson offense ran only 66 yards for an all-time low since 2010. Five touchdowns from the defense and special teams has helped Alabama survive but Saban is going to need to get the offense nailed down. Currently, the Tide’s 132.0 rushing yards average ranks last in the SEC.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban knows that Ole Miss is not going to easily give up victory. Saban said, “We obviously have a difficult game coming up, and we need to get it right,”
For the first time since 1989, the Ole Miss Rebels are 3-0 and on August 29 won their only SEC contest 39-35 over Vanderbilt. Averaging 38.0 points and 250.0 rushing yards per game, second best in the conference, has put the Ole Miss Rebels off to a fast start.
The Crimson Tide have 11 straight wins at Tuscaloosa and Ole Miss haven’t been able to defeat the Tide since Oct. 18, 2003 with a 43-28 home win.
“We’re not going to stop them the whole night,” Freeze said. “Hopefully we can score enough points and stop them enough that we have a shot in the fourth quarter. If you’re in the game in the fourth quarter, our kids will play the entire 60 minutes, and we’ll see what happens.”
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