no. 12 Ole Miss will travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to face the No. 1 Crimson Tide in an SEC showdown of potential Heisman candidates.
The rebels are seeking redemption after losing 63-48 to Alabama in 2020. Coach Lane Kiffin, who previously served as the offensive coordinator for Alabama from 2014-16, helped guide starting quarterback Matt Corral to produce one of the most successful starts in the FBS. Corral completed 66 of 96 passes for 997 yards and a total of 14 touchdowns to lead Ole Miss to an undefeated record through three games. In Week 5, Ole Miss’s offense is number one in the FBS with a total of 1,096 yards.
At a press conference this week, Kiffin poked at the Crimson Tide en route to the matchup. He also mocked Alabama coach Nick Saban’s famous phrase “rat poison” in a tweet praising quarterback Matt Corral.
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While the Ole Miss appears confident, they will be challenged by a competitive attack in Alabama led by Bryce Young. The sophomore quarterback completed 88 of 122 passes for 1,124 yards and 15 total touchdowns in four games. Despite the high ranking of the rebel attack, the Crimson Tide is preferred by FanDuel with 14.5 points.
Here’s all the information you need to keep up with live updates from the ranked Week 5 SEC matchup.
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Alabama vs. Ole Miss Score
Alabama vs. Ole Miss Updates, Highlights
(All times East)
6:34: Ole Miss calls their final time-out with 2:44 to go.
6:30: Brian Robinson is stopped before the first down marker, allowing Ole Miss to take over the downs from midfield.
6:25 AM: Young finds Jameson Williams for a 20-yard gain to put Alabama first on the 41.
6:20: TOUCHDOWN OLE MISS: Snoop Conner runs into the end zone for a score of one meter. Alabama leads 42-14 with 8:43 remaining.
6:10: Alabama linebacker Kendrick Blackshire is called up for a targeting penalty and sent off after official assessment.
6:08: TOUCHDOWN ALABAMA. Brian Robinson runs two yards into the end zone for his fourth hasty score. The Crimson Tide leads 42-7 with 10:47 over.
6:04: Young is fired to push the Crimson back into third and a long 19 yards. He completes Jameson Williams for a 26-yard win at the two. The game is judged to confirm whether his hands were holding the ball before it went down.
6:02 AM: Brian Robinson carried several defenders on a 21-yard run to take Alabama down first in the Rebels’ 30.
Third Quarter: Alabama 35, Ole Miss 7
5:55: After the timeout, Ole Miss decides to kick from their 10. Alabama pulls back and starts from their own 34.
5:54: With 44 seconds left in the third quarter, Lane Kiffin calls a timeout for Ole Miss in fourth place.
5:52: Ole Miss defending defender Keidrion Smith intercepts a pass from Young in the end zone. The pick marks the Alabama’s second quarterback this season. The rebels take over at the ten-foot line.
5:49: Young completes to Billingsley for the first time at the Ole Miss 18.
5:48: Bryce Young is fired at the 36 and Alabama decides to go for it in fourth.
5:44: TOUCHDOWN OLE MISS. Matt Corral runs 10 meters into the end zone and puts the first set of points on the board for Ole Miss. Crimson Tide lead 35-7 with 8:25 am remaining in the third quarter.
5:30: TOUCHDOWN ALABAMA. The Crimson Tide opens the second half with Brian Robinson’s one-yard score, his third touchdown of the game. Robinson has a total of 101 yards and three touchdowns through 21 carries. The Crimson Tide lead 35-0 with 12:52 remaining in the third quarter.
5:28: Brian Robinson rushes into the end zone for another touchdown in Alabama, but the call was overturned. The Crimson Tide is getting another set of downs from that one.
5:26: Young completes to Metchie for a 15-yard gain.
5:24: Young throws a 29-yard pass to Slade Bolden to open the second half.
First Half: Alabama 28, Ole Miss 0
4:56: Will Anderson makes the sack of Corral to force third place and 19 for the Rebels. Corral goes down for another loss to end the first half.
4:52: TOUCHDOWN ALABAMA. Brian Robinson storms in for his second one-yard score of the day. Alabama leads 28-0 with less than a minute left.
4:48: Alabama’s Phidarian Mathis fires Matt Corral and forced a fumble, recovered by Justin Eboigbe. Alabama takes over at the Rebels’ 14.
4:42: TOUCHDOWN ALABAMA. Bryce Young completes Cameron Latu’s tight end for three yards to take their second score in fourth. The Crimson Tide extends lead by 21-0 with 2:55 in the half.
4:38: Alabama forces the rebels’ third turnover on downs with a stop from Henry To’oto’o. Alabama takes over at the Ole Miss 27.
4:32: Jameson Williams ran deep and looked for Bryce Young’s cross, but he tipped over and missed his target. Alabama is forced to punt for the first time in this game, allowing Ole Miss to take over at age 22.
4:30: Nick Saban calls a time-out with 7:19 left.
4:26: Will Anderson pressures Corral and stops Ole Miss from the first time. The Rebels kick the first kick of the game and let the Crimson Tide take over at 17.
4:22: TOUCHDOWN ALABAMA. Brian Robinson runs into the end zone for a one meter score. The Crimson Tide extends lead 14-7 with 12:14 remaining in half.
4:20: Bryce Young shuffled his way through the Rebel defenses for a four-yard win. Alabama will go for it in fourth place on the one.
First Quarter: Alabama 7, Ole Miss 0
4:08: Ole Miss forces a consecutive turnover on downs to get Alabama started on their second run from the 42.
4:00: TOUCHDOWN ALABAMA. Young fires a pass at John Metchie for a 16-yard score. The touchdown marks Young’s 16th touchdown pass this season. The Crimson Tide lead 7-0 with 2:20 left in the first quarter.
3:59: After review, the call stands as a full pass. Alabama continues the ride from the Rebels’ 16.
3:56: Young completes to Jahleel Billingsley, but loses control of the ball once it hits the ground. He shot the ball back in for the recovery, but play is judged to determine if the ball was fumbled or an incomplete pass. The call stands, and Alabama deserves the first down.
3:54: Jameson Williams completes a 15-yard pass from Bryce Young to give Alabama a first down.
3:50: Jordan Battle and Tim Smith stop before the Crimson Tide and force a turnover on downs. Alabama will start their first possession from their own 6.
3:48: Corral is called up for an intentional ground penalty, forcing second place over the Alabama 15.
3:46: Braylon Sanders makes a one-handed catch on a pass from Matt Corral to take the Rebels down first.
3:40: Lane Kiffin said “get your popcorn ready” before dropping the mic for kick-off.
3:39: Alabama won the toss and will postpone, Ole Miss will start with the ball.
Alabama vs. Ole Miss start time
- Date: Saturday 2 Oct
- Kick-off: 3:30 PM ET
Alabama vs. Ole Miss kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET from Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
How Alabama vs. Ole Miss to watch
- TV channel: CBS
- live stream: fuboTV
This cross-division SEC matchup airs nationally on CBS. Gary Danielson and Brad Nessler will be calling the game in the booth. They will be joined by sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl and control analyst Gene Steratore.
Alabama 2021 Football Schedule
|September 4||Alabama 44, Miami 13||—|
|September 11||Alabama 48, Mercer 14||—|
|September 18th||Alabama 31, Florida 29||—|
|September 25||Alabama 63, South Miss 14||—|
|October 2nd||vs. Ole Miss||3.30 pm|
|9 Oct||at Texas A&M||8 pm|
|Oct 16||in the state of Mississippi||To be determined|
|Oct 23||vs. Tennessee||To be determined|
|Nov 6||vs. LSU||To be determined|
|Nov 13||vs. the state of New Mexico||To be determined|
|November 20th||vs. Arkansas||To be determined|
|November 27||at Auburn||To be determined|
Ole Miss Football Schedule 2021
|September 4||Ole Miss 43, Louisville 24||—|
|September 11||Ole Miss 54, Austin Peay 17||—|
|September 18th||Ole Miss 61, Tulane 21||—|
|October 2nd||at number 1 Alabama||3.30 pm|
|9 Oct||vs. Arkansas||To be determined|
|Oct 16||in Tennessee||To be determined|
|Oct 23||vs. LSU||To be determined|
|Oct 30||at no. 22 Auburn||To be determined|
|Nov 6||vs. Freedom||To be determined|
|Nov 13||vs. No. 15 Texas A&M||To be determined|
|November 20th||vs. Vanderbilt||To be determined|
|November 25th||in the state of Mississippi||7:30 pm|