After a Week 2 with no Top 25 match-ups, Week 3 promises to satiate your thirst for some good football, starting with the big game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Ole Miss Rebels.

According to the experts in the desert, Alabama opened up as an eight-point favorite, but in some place, the line has moved up to as high as 11 in favor of the Crimson Tide. Will Alabama avenge the past two years and move to 3-0 on the season, or will Ole Miss make it three in a row over Nick Saban and the Tide? Our staff gives their predictions below.

Martin Houston, Host of The Morning Blitz

Well it's going to be a showdown of epic proportions!  Who has the most to win and who has the most to lose? Will Hugh Freeze and his Ole Miss Rebels become the Notre Dame of the Saban dynasty or will Saban right the ship? I'm going with the latter of the two. Jeremy Pruitt goes one step closer to helping Bamafans say "Kirby Who", as the defense shuts down Kelly and company. The Offense gets in on the conversation with a dominating performance. Look for Bama to resemble some of the dominant Spurrier offenses from the 90's, where the pass made room for the run. Alabama's OL and RBs are vindicated by adding a more than adequate running game to an increasingly good passing game. On the strength of the defense and successful offense, Bama snaps the two game slide. Alabama 34, Ole Miss 17

Wimp Sanderson, Co-Host of Inside the Locker Room

Look for injuries to Ole Miss play a huge factor in game. I think the speed of the Bama defense will be the difference. Alabama 24, Ole Miss 10

Barry Sanderson, Co-Host of Inside the Locker Room

I look for Bama to take care of the football and find their running game. The defensive backs will cause Chad Kelly problems with 3 interceptions. Alabama 31 Ole Miss 13

Ryan Fowler, Host of The Game

Alabama finally gets revenge vs. Mississippi. Alabama’s o-line has been the focus of conversation this week on “The Game” and will be the key to the game. I think this unit will play better ball because they want to avoid a “Butt Chewing” by Nick Saban. Alabama has a much better defense than Mississippi, including depth, and this will be the difference in the game. Hopefully, this is the week Alabama can establish some identity on offense. Alabama 35, Ole Miss 17

Aaron Suttles, Host of The Suttles Approach

The Crimson Tide's defense is the difference for me. It's the best defense in the country. Chad Kelly will give that defense several opportunities to make plays and it will make more than enough. Alabama 27, Ole Miss 14

Gary Harris, Host of The Gary Harris Show

Alabama has lost two in a row to the Ole Miss Rebels. The Tide turned the football over three times in a 23-17 loss in Oxford in 2014 and followed that up with a five turnover game last season in Tuscaloosa which led to a 43-37 setback. My guess is that Bama will do a better job of holding on to the football this time around and take care of business on the scoreboard. Alabama 31, Ole Miss 17

Travis Reier, Host of Southern Fried Sports

Expect plenty of fireworks early from both offenses. Ultimately, though, the Alabama defense is better equipped to weather a first quarter storm from Chad Kelly and his receivers. Assuming the UA kickoff return team doesn't turn the ball over for a third straight game in this series, Ole Miss' two-game win streak over the Crimson Tide comes to an end. Alabama 28, Ole Miss 19

Ben George, Digital Managing Editor

I’ve never seen so much frustration and disappointment over a 2-0 team with an average margin of victory of 37 points. Nick Saban has successfully convinced most fans that his team will be lucky to win nine games this year, but I’m not buying it. Jalen Hurts won’t be fazed by the Ole Miss home crowd, and the Alabama defense will force Chad Kelly into making a number of bad decisions. The goalposts won’t be coming down again on Saturday. Alabama 35, Ole Miss 13

James Hardy, Producer

While Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly has an edge in experience. Do not count out the confidence and poise of Alabama's true freshman signal caller Jalen Hurts. Despite an inconsistent offensive line, the ability for Hurts to elude the Ole Miss pass rush and make plays on the run could be the difference in the game. Alabama 30, Ole Miss 20

Ryan McMunn, Producer

Ole Miss will be looking to make it three in a row against the Tide for the first time in school history, while the Crimson Tide will be out looking for revenge. I've got a feeling that Alabama freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts will respectfully curtsy to the Rebel Black Bear Admiral Ackbar Landshark defense in his first game appearance in Oxford, then commence to tearing up an Ole Miss secondary that gives up 245.5 passing yards/game (good enough to rank 88th in college football). Bama's running game will need to be better than it has been this season for this to be an absolute blowout, but the Crimson Tide wins rather easily to go 3-0 on the season. Alabama 31, Ole Miss 14