It’s Week 3 of the 2018 college football season, and that fact brings with it what has become a lopsided dogfight in the SEC West the past two seasons: Alabama at Ole Miss. 2017’s installment of this border war ended in ugly fashion for the Rebels, who took a 66-3 loss square in the teeth.
The 2014 and 2015 affairs swung in Ole Miss’ favor, however, with the latter win punctuated by one of the wildest plays you’ll ever witness in the game of college football.
This year’s entry in this decidedly one-sided rivalry holds perhaps fewer doubts about the game’s outcome, but Ole Miss does field an offense with at least a puncher’s chance against Bama’s defensive 11. The added wrinkle here, though, at least from Oxford looking out, is that Bama also fields a deadly offensive attack, helmed by standout quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
It’s easy and a bit out of habit to give in to Alabama’s inevitability, but to that we say: not so fast. A high scoring shootout that ends in close, dramatic fashion is not necessarily out of the question, and for that we should all be excited about Saturday night’s matchup.
It’s why they play the games, anyway.
How to watch:
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Miss.
When: 6 p.m. CT
Online streaming: WatchESPN