The Bama-Ole Miss live blog, which we stopped updating after 10 minutes, for obvious reasons


No. 1 Alabama is visiting Ole Miss in Oxford, live on ESPN and WatchESPN. We were going to run a live blog of this game, with updates throughout.

But we’re not doing that anymore. Life’s too short, and you’d rather go outside or be with your family or watch paint dry than read this post. We will start updating this post again if Ole Miss at some point gets back within two TDs. But for the moment, we’ve paused this live blog with Bama’s lead at 28-7, with 4:40 remaining in the first quarter.

Update: Bama won, 62-7.


Alabama 28, Ole Miss 7

Bama touchdown. We are done here.

Alabama 21, Ole Miss 7

“Ole Miss really needs a touchdown here,” I was saying aloud to my coworkers, right as Deionte Thompson intercepted Jordan Ta’amu on the first play of Ole Miss’ drive, prior to running it back 40 yards to the Ole Miss 15.

Alabama 21, Ole Miss 7

Everyone who is not Alabama is going to die at some point.

(Najee Harris touchdown. Six-play, 62-yard drive in 2:25. Bama’s averaging 15 yards per play.)

Alabama 14, Ole Miss 7

The Rebels were driving, but Deionte Thompson knocked the ball away from a running Jordan Ta’amu, and the Tide’s Philaderian Mathis picked up the fumble at his own 38.

Alabama 14, Ole Miss 7

The Rebels’ A.J. Brown just got flagged for holding on a third-and-1, nullifying much of a long Scottie Phillips run. But the foul was far enough downfield that the first down counted anyway, and Ole Miss might be mounting a little drive. The Rebs are across midfield.

Alabama 14, Ole Miss 7

Touchdown, Bama, on a 79-yard strike from Tua Tagovailoa to Jerry Jeudy on a third-and-9. The Tide have already messed up massively twice — once by allowing a 75-yard TD on the first play of the game, again by fumbling in their own territory — and they’re up anyway six minutes in. This is not a team that stays down for long.

Alabama 7, Ole Miss 7

Ole Miss squandered good field position after picking up an Alabama fumble at the Tide’s 47. The Rebels went three and out, and Mac Brown’s punt went into the end zone.

Alabama 7, Ole Miss 7

The Tide were on the move after Damien Harris’ game-tying touchdown run and a defensive stop. But Henry Ruggs III fumbled just shy of midfield, and Ole Miss recovered. Look out.

Alabama 7, Ole Miss 7

The teams traded early scores. Ole Miss got a 75-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Ta’amu to D.K. Metcalf on the game’s first play from scrimmage.

Alabama’s Damien Harris answered that with a 43-yard TD run.

The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide have a tough unranked test in the form of a road game against the Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday. The game is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN (live streaming via WatchESPN).

Alabama put up 51 points at home against Lousville, and then 57 points at home again against Arkansas State, all while allowing just 21 points combined. Ole Miss put up 47 points against Texas Tech, who only managed 27, and after that completely annihilated Southern Illinois, 76-41.

Below is all you need to know going into Saturday’s game.

  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Location: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford
  • TV: ESPN
  • Streaming: WatchESPN
  • Odds: Alabama opened as massive 22.5-point favorites for Saturday’s game.

All in all, I nearly could have copy and pasted the offensive preview for Ole Miss from 2017, and not much has changed. They were dangerous then, now they’re dangerous and more experienced. If Arkansas State and Louisville were tests to the revamped Tide secondary, the Rebel-Bear-Landshark offense is more of a graduation exam. If they come out and manage to shut down or at least limit the Ole Miss receivers, then I’ll be ready to say they’re ready for any passing game that college football can throw at them.

As of the latest S&P+ rankings, Ole Miss sit at 12.2 points, while Alabama leads all teams in the nation with 37.1. That would mean, on a neutral field, Alabama would have a 24.9-point advantage. Ole Miss has the homefield, but no homefield is that strong.

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