Friday, September 14, 2018

Alabama Crimson Tide VS Ole Miss Rebels

As I write this post I am praying Florence, now downgraded to a tropical storm with wind gusts expected to reach 54 mph and torrential rainfall up to 15 inches over the next 24 to 36 hours where I live, doesn’t knock out the power.

Duke Energy has warned that anywhere from 1 million to 3 million of its customers could lose power over the next few days, out of a total customer base of 4 million.

I’m Jonesing for a football game where the Rebs of Ole Miss hope to hit Bama with their pet shark.  Not to be too corny here, but they’re gonna need a bigger fin to pull off a win against my beloved boys from Tuscaloosa.

Bob Lynch over at SB Nation/Red Cup Rebellion notes, Sports Illustrated claimed Ole Miss could be “one of the agents of chaos in college football” and could cause a championship team like Alabama to “slip up.”

Lynch continued, “It’s an interesting idea to entertain. But we all know what’s actually going to happen. We know how this ends.”

In previous years the Tide’s primary offensive weapon has been the running game. This season features the best thing in Tuscaloosa since Dreamland Barbecue.  Of course, I’m referring to the “Hawaiian Superman” Tua Tagovailoa.

Reb Head Coach Matt Luke said of Tua, “They ask him to do some RPO stuff where he has to make some decisions. He’s got a really quick release. He has very good receivers to throw it to. Then, his ability to extend plays. You watch their first touchdown against Louisville. He extended the play and made a play with his feet. He keeps drives going on third down by scrambling out of the pocket. His ability to extend plays and obviously his decision-making has been good.”

Tua scored six touchdowns while completing over 70 percent of his passes and posting the second best QB rating in the country.  With the game well under control against Arkansas State last Saturday, Coach Saban put in QB Jalen Hurts who went 7 for 9 for 93 yards and 2 TDs.  With the score 57-7, third-string QB Mac Jones entered the game to finish things up.

The Rebs rank 125th in total defense after two games and have given up 557.5 yards of offense per game and the pass defense is at No. 126 having given up 355 yards a game.

Ole Miss fans can lock up the Vaught for all the good that’s going to do.  They’ll be crying in their beer.  I can’t wait for the ESPN cameras to pan the crowd for all those “surrender cobras” in the stands.


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