Bama will face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in their home opener today at 3:30 PM ET. The game will air on ESPN2.
College football saw seven ranked SEC teams lose in the first week: Kentucky, Missouri and Vanderbilt in the East and Auburn, LSU, Miss State and Ole Miss in the West. Those losses represent the most to fall in their openers in AP Top 25 history.
The defending national champions will be challenged by WKU’s new QB Mike White who threw for 517 yards and three TDs in their 46-14 trouncing of Rice last week.
Head coach Jeff Brohm has made the Hilltoppers a team to be reckoned with. They were 3-2 in their last five games against SEC foes.
The Hilltopper offense will try to establish a run game against Alabama. I’m going out on a limb here, but I think they won’t have much success. Just ask USC who was destroyed 52-6 by my beloved Tide last week. I’m looking for a good defensive game and for Bama QB Jalen Hurts to shine once again. Alabama for THE WIN!
ROLL TIDE ROLL!
The Western Kentucky football team need to up their entrance game... pic.twitter.com/y4rxQepGEs— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 2, 2016
It's good to be home. See you Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. #RollTide #WKUvsBAMA pic.twitter.com/33kO6Hj9lL— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) September 8, 2016
And since no football post would be complete without some cheerleaders and pom-poms, take a look at some true Southern loveliness: