Hugh Freeze and the Rebels from the University of Mississippi arrived in Tuscaloosa on Thursday in hopes of not getting completely freakin’ killed by Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide.
At the end of first quarter, Alabama was up 6-0 from two 38-yard field goals by kicker Jeremy Shelley. However, two minutes into the second quarter, Saban and the Tide were trailing for the first time this season. Junior running back Jeff Scott finished the Rebel’s 75-yard drive with a 1 yard run into the end zone.
Nick Saban’s worst nightmare had come true. Ole Miss was winning the game.
Alabama was trailing, but not for long when Christion Jones had a 99 yard kickoff return in for a touchdown. After that, Alabama followed with two interceptions helping the Tide recover.
AJ McCarron took Belue’s interception to the endzone with a 16-yard touchdown pass to true freshman Amari Cooper. McCarron and Cooper connected at the end of a 68 yard drive with a 12 yard touchdown pass.
“That was the turning point in the game,” Saban said. “We really only put one true drive together. Those turnovers were really the difference in the game.”
Although Alabama’s defense dominated, and the offense’s stats were impressive, Ole Miss was thrilled with their performance. Ole Miss quarterback Randall Mackey says, “We kind of hurt ourselves really. We wanted to hit them in the mouth and we did. When you play Bama, they’re the best of the best.”
I don’t think Alabama will ever trail again—ever… Do you?
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide has a bye week this weekend, corresponding with Fall Break. The Tide will go on to face Mizzou, in Columbia, October 13th time and tv broadcast TBD.
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