"All of our players are like 'No, no, no".
Saban's statement can be seen as somewhat big as well, given the Crimson Tide played then No. 3 Florida State to begin the season. Don't get me wrong, I have no doubt that Alabama will win this, but that 24.5 spread? Shea Patterson threw for 165 yards and a pair of interceptions on 14 of 29 passing.
"We just pride ourselves in making it hard for other teams", Levi Wallace said. "It was a fake tunnel-screen to the outside". "If we get the production we're hunting we'll be happy with the results".
Further evaluation on Sunday confirmed that Hand, who at first looked like he suffered a potentially serious injury, sustained only a sprained MCL.
Jalen Hurts threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and No. 1 Alabama let loose on MS 66-3 on Saturday night. This is one of the more impressive streaks of the Saban era in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama got into the red zone seven times against Ole Miss.
"Obviously, this is a team that two out of the last three times we've played has gotten the best of us", Alabama head coach Nick Saban said during his Wednesday news conference. "But he settled down and played really well, did a nice job running and passing in the game".
Alabama is coming in as a 28 point favorite over the Rebels.
Two weeks ago, Alabama won at Vanderbilt 59-3, easily covering a 20-point spread.
After both teams traded possession for a moment, the Crimson Tide found themselves with great field position to start their second offensive drive. He only had five tackles entering Saturday's game, but has been instrumental in creating pressure and holding down the defensive line.
"At the end of the day, I could not care less who's at the game", Hurts said. He had been over 61 percent going into the game.
Matt Zenitz is an Alabama beat writer for the Alabama Media Group. "You have to take your hat off to them". While they are notorious for rolling the next guy in, it's not always as easy as it sounds.
Ole Miss is 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 conference games while the under is 22-7-1 in their last 30 road games.
The Ole Miss defense was able to force a three-and-out on the first of those series. Hurts connected on 12 of 19 passes for 197 yards and 2 touchdowns while also rushing for 101 yards for another touchdown off of 10 carries.
Special teams - C: Senior kicker Andy Pappanastos missed a 40-yard field goal attempt, and sophomore returner Trevon Diggs coughed up a fumble at the end of a second-quarter punt return, but neither mistakes cost Alabama. LSU's defense didn't force the first three downs and out of Troy's offense until 9:18 of the third quarter when the Trojans led 17-0. "I think he's a kid who is built for this".