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Alabama's Kenyan Drake Gets Final Shot at Ole Miss

By Elton Hayes, 1 year 1 week ago
It was 3rd-and-9 for Alabama at its 31-yard line when Kenyan Drake lined up in the backfield behind quarterback Blake Sims last October. The second quarter was just underway and the Crimson Tide trailed 3-0 in Oxford, Miss. Drake sprinted up field as Sims received the snap from Ryan Kelly. He spun around at the 31-yard line to face his quarterback, who quickly dumped the ball off as an Ole...

How Improved is Alabama's Much-maligned Pass Defense? Saturday Night Tilt Against Ole Miss Figures to Provide Answer

By Erik Stinnett, 1 year 1 week ago
This is the week the Alabama defense has to grab its No. 2 pencil, make sure it's sufficiently sharpened and go to work filling in those bubbles. Oh yeah, and good luck.The first big test of 2015 is here. Related: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ole Miss Rebels Preview and Prediction Stopping the run? Alabama has pretty much handled that assignment during the Nick Saban era. Stopping...

Week 3 College Football Picks Against the Spread

By Braden Gall, 1 year 2 weeks ago
College football goes to another level in Week 3 as conference play begins to open up across the nation. Things start to get real this weekend and I’m going right along with it. There are some “circle the wagons” games this weekend and I tend to like the underdog in those matchups. Otherwise, I’m turning to the favorites in the ACC and the biggest game out West...

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ole Miss Rebels Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Last season’s meeting between Ole Miss and Alabama was one of the top games from the SEC’s 2014 slate, and the 2015 version has the potential to be another thriller on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa. Both teams opened the season with a 2-0 start, but the schedule will get tougher starting on Saturday. Ole Miss crushed UT Martin and Fresno State in easy fashion, while the Crimson...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
The third week of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with a key ACC matchup between Clemson and Louisville. Thursday night’s game is one of the marquee contests for Week 3, but the action continues on Friday and Saturday with critical must-see matchups. On Saturday, the SEC takes the spotlight with Alabama-Ole Miss and LSU-Auburn. Additionally, Nebraska-Miami and...

SEC Week 3 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
After a strong performance in Week 1, the SEC took its share of hits in Week 2. Auburn needed overtime to defeat Jacksonville State, Arkansas lost to Toledo and Tennessee blew a 17-0 lead to Oklahoma in a 31-24 two-overtime loss. The focus in Week 3 shifts to conference play, as the top four matchups in the SEC this week feature games between league rivals. Ole Miss-Alabama is the top game for...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 3

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 2 weeks ago
College football is in full swing and we're already seeing pretenders fall and contenders rise. We've seen some fantastic individual performances, phenomenal finishes and unfortunately, some season-ending injuries. What we haven't seen this far, however, is anything really outrageous (unless you count Jacksonville State taking Auburn to overtime). Sounds like a great time...

Field Goal Kicking Woes Nothing New For Alabama

By Erik Stinnett, 1 year 2 weeks ago
The most unnerving sight for Alabama football followers these days?  No, it's not a third-and-long pass by an opposing quarterback thrown between a pair of 'Bama defensive backs who appear to be almost -- almost being the operative word -- in perfect position to make a play on the ball. And, no, it's not an off-the-mark spiral heaved up by an under-pressure Jake Coker...

10 College Football QBs Looking to Make a Statement in Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Quarterbacks are always under heavy scrutiny for all 128 college football teams, and the pressure only increases in big-time matchups. While it’s still very early in the 2015 season, there are a handful of teams with critical matchups in Week 3. Whether it’s a conference contest, a non-conference matchup or a player looking to solidify his place at the top of the depth chart, Week 3...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...