“That’s a credit to their staff and the character of their team and their kids”.
While Alabama may not be the disappointment that Auburn has been Saturday’s SEC shakeup claimed the Crimson Tide as a victim.
“I can’t predict any of that stuff”, Saban said. It’s only Week 3, and already we have a potential play of the year candidate. “The same thing happened past year , and we ended up going to the playoffs”. They’ll visit Georgia Tech the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but that has nothing to do with the SEC title game, which should still send its victor into college football’s final four.
“I think we got a knack for the ball”, Rebels safety Trae Elston said.
Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly dives in for a touchdown against Alabama linebacker Shaun Hamilton during first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, September 19, 2015, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Auburn (2-1) was No. 6 to start the season and one of the favorites to win the Southeastern Conference, even though the Tigers went 8-5 last season.
Alabama had stormed back with a vengeance from a 30-10 deficit as the Rebels’ defense became less sure of its tackling with little more than a quarter to play. However, Ole Miss countered with a 72-yard touchdown from Kelly to Core to double the lead to 12 with 11:45 remaining in the contest. “I mean, it’s luck, just to be honest”. “Grandma is looking over me today”.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban says his team needs to refocus their energy in order to play consistently. “This is awesome. This is what you dream about”. The 6-foot-4, 296-pound Nkemdiche lived in the Crimson Tide’s backfield, either making the play himself or forcing the direction of it to his teammates.
Derrick Henry is Alabama’s top running back and is on his way to becoming a Heisman finalist.
“I don’t think it surprises the people in our locker room”. “They played for 60 minutes in the game. It starts with us as coaches in terms of doing a better job throughout the course of the week preparing guys to be able to go out there and execute better”.
Bridges, who fondly recalls playing alongside Conner in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game, just can’t wait for someone he’s close with to return quickly. The Rebels (3-0, 1-0 SEC) learned Sunday just how much they did so. Not only are its playoff hopes hanging on by a thread, it also has what appears to be no direction on offense as quarterbacks Jake Coker and Cooper Bateman failed to produce any momentum.
Ole Miss quarterbacks aren’t supposed to pluck a bad snap out of the air, heave it towards Laquon Treadwell and pair of defensive backs, and have them tip drill the ball into the hands of the fastest Rebel receiver since Mike Wallace. The scoring drive was set up by an interception. Wunderlich converted his second field goal of the game, a 37 yarder, to give Ole Miss its largest lead of the night. Ole Miss added another touchdown on a 4-yard quarterback keeper by Kelly to make it 17-3.
“Defense wins big games for you, ” Freeze said. The offense did not allow any turnovers against Alabama’s defense and had seven explosive plays during the game.