Saturday, October 4, 2014

Rockin' Rebels: Ole Miss upsets Alabama

Let the exhales of disappointment commence.

What was billed to be a close game, and potentially an Ole Miss upset, played out just like most of the media had predicted. The unfortunate script was revealed earlier this evening and Alabama was on the raw end of a victory celebration. Ole Miss turned away the Tide by the score of 23-17.

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Personally, I felt that Alabama's offense was far too vanilla against the Rebels. While I wasn't expecting a circus show, I expected some creativity and far more overall consistency.

In respect to Alabama's defense, the Tide held strong in the first half, but when the chips were down in the second half, the 'Bama secondary simply had no answer for the Ole Miss passing game. A Rebel passing game that sealed the victory in the final minutes of play.

Another note of collapse was that of Alabama's special teams...

Many comparisons were made during today's game to that of Alabama/South Carolina in 2010. Now that everything has been said and done, today's contest was virtually identical to that afternoon in Columbia. A sluggish Crimson Tide team was defeated by a hungry squad with something to prove and a quarterback looking for his moment in the sun.

Once the agony of today's defeat melts away, the picture will reveal that Alabama has a lot to play for in 2014, which still includes the ultimate prize. However, in this moment, the Ole Miss Rebels have slayed the giant.

Be sure to visit your choice of postgame stories found in the various RSS feeds on the left side of the page. Click the video below to hear Nick Saban's thoughts on today's game as well as an injury update on various players, most notably that of Kenyan Drake.

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