5 things to watch for in the Alabama-Ole Miss game - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

5 things to watch for in the Alabama-Ole Miss game

Posted: Updated:
Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace (14) scores a touchdown against Texas' Cedric Reed (88) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday Sept. 14, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas) Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace (14) scores a touchdown against Texas' Cedric Reed (88) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday Sept. 14, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

Here are five things to watch when Alabama looks for its 10th straight win over Ole Miss:

REBELS FOR REAL?:

Ole Miss is trying to move to 4-0 for the first time since 1970, but hasn't faced a ranked team yet. A win would help move the Rebels out of the shadows of SEC West heavyweights Bama, LSU and Texas A&M.

SCOTT VS. YELDON:

The Rebels' Jeff Scott has averaged a whopping 9.4 yards on 35 carries for Ole Miss and gashed Texas for a career-high 164 rushing yards and a 73-yard punt return. Alabama tailback T.J. Yeldon leads the way for a running game that surprisingly ranks last in the SEC. He had a 149-yard game against Texas A&M.

BIG-GAME QBS:

Alabama's AJ McCarron has thrived against Texas A&M and in two national championship games. Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace has passed for 460 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 105 yards and three scores in road games with Vanderbilt and Texas. He hasn't thrown an interception.

SECONDARY PRIORITIES:

Both defenses have allowed 400-plus yard passing games, Ole Miss against Vanderbilt and Alabama versus Texas A&M. Starting defensive backs Deion Belue and Jarrick Williams are expected back from injuries for the Tide. The Rebels have had only one defensive back, Cody Prewitt, start every game at the same spot.

FRESHMAN FIVE:

The Rebels, who have been starting five freshmen, have already played in front of 100,000-plus mostly hostile fans at Texas and won 44-23. Now, they have to handle the noise and high emotion in a similar environment against an SEC power.

  • Central Alabama NewsMore>>

  • More guilty pleas expected in multi-state dog fighting probe

    More guilty pleas expected in multi-state dog fighting probe

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:08:05 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Seven of the 14 people arrested in a multi-state dog fighting investigation have filed court papers saying they want to plead guilty. Jennifer McDonald of Fairburn, Ga.; Michael Martin of Auburn, Ala.; and Ricky Van Le of Biloxi, Miss., are the latest to file papers in federal court in Montgomery. Four others previously sent paperwork saying that they want to change their pleas to guilty. They are Lawrence Watford of Adel, Ga.; William Oneil Edwards of Elba, Ala.; DeMo...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Seven of the 14 people arrested in a multi-state dog fighting investigation have filed court papers saying they want to plead guilty. Jennifer McDonald of Fairburn, Ga.; Michael Martin of Auburn, Ala.; and Ricky Van Le of Biloxi, Miss., are the latest to file papers in federal court in Montgomery. Four others previously sent paperwork saying that they want to change their pleas to guilty. They are Lawrence Watford of Adel, Ga.; William Oneil Edwards of Elba, Ala.; DeMo...More >>
  • Parents remember daughter who died in ATV accident

    Parents remember daughter who died in ATV accident

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:54:01 GMT
    Gracie Abbott's parents never imagined that an Easter Sunday gathering would end the way it did. They tell me their daughter rode ATVs all time. And when they got the call that she was had been in an accident they were sure it wasn't that serious. But it was serious. "I talked to her. I told her that we were proud of her. I held her," said Sharon Abbott.Abbott says she's almost sure her daughter Gracie was gone at that point. She says Gracie's eyes were already fixated and dilated by the time...More >>
    Gracie Abbott's parents never imagined that an Easter Sunday gathering would end the way it did. They tell me their daughter rode ATVs all time. And when they got the call that she was had been in an accident they were sure it wasn't that serious. But it was serious. "I talked to her. I told her that we were proud of her. I held her," said Sharon Abbott.Abbott says she's almost sure her daughter Gracie was gone at that point. She says Gracie's eyes were already fixated and dilated by the time...More >>
  • Auburn University offering $10,000 reward for tips about campus threats

    Auburn University offering $10,000 reward for tips about campus threats

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:16:00 GMT
    Auburn University and police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for recent threats made on campus. Auburn University and police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for recent threats made on campus.
    After two incidents of threats within the past week that have disrupted classes and campus operations, Auburn University is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.More >>
    After two incidents of threats within the past week that have disrupted classes and campus operations, Auburn University is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...