Ole Miss has little time to regroup after rout


"One of the guys asked me prior to the game, 'how do you defend [Hurts]", McGriff said. Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown (knee), the SEC's leader in yards receiving, is a game-time decision, according to coach Matt Luke.

Wallace, who didn't begin the season as a starter but has found his niche as a shutdown corner opposite fellow senior Anthony Averett, helped limit an Ole Miss passing attack that had averaged 427 yards per game to just 165 yards on Saturday.

That included Patterson playing the entire way against No. 1 Alabama, a game that eventually concluded 66-3.

"I don't care really care how many points we've scored in the last four games, I'm only anxious about how many we score in the next game", Saban said.

"This is another division game against a good team".

Crowley, a 6-6 shooting guard from Mississippi, has also received SEC offers from Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Shea Patterson threw for 165 yards and a pair of interceptions on 14 of 29 passing.

Hurts then led Alabama on two more scoring drives before halftime, connecting with running back Josh Jacobs on an 18-yard touchdown pass 2:07 into the second quarter and then adding a 10-yard touchdown run himself to go ahead 35-3 with 3:42 remaining before the break.

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Rushing drop: Ole Miss was ranked No. 128 out of 129 FBS teams in rushing offense last week. Their O/U is 4-1 in their last 5 conference games and following a win, 6-2 in their last 8 games on the road, and 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Nick Saban teams run the ball and control the tempo and the clock.

The coaching staff will spend this week trying to alleviate any more confusion as to the play calls from the sideline by scaling back the game plan.

Alabama has only been tested once this season, and that was against a Florida State team that has looked anything but impressive since their loss to the Tide.

In order for the Rebels to leave with a victory, Patterson will need to do as Chad Kelly did in 2015 when Ole Miss marched into Bryant-Denny Stadium and left with a 43-37 victory-get rid of the football quickly and put touchdowns, not field goals, on the scoreboard early to try and rattle the defending SEC champs.

The No. 1 quarterback recruit in the 2018 class was at Alabama this weekend. He rushed for 101 yards on 12 carries. They've got good pass rushers.

Storyline: Right when you thought it couldn't get any worse for LSU, it did.

Skipping no beat, the second-string Alabama offensive unit scored three more touchdowns and took a 59-3 lead that carried in to the fourth quarter.