Rivalry renewed as the Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0) goes up against the Ole Miss Rebels (2-1) in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The Rebels had three competitive games with the Crimson Tide and despite losing their last match-up 48-43. Former Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen joined The Game with Ryan Fowler and stated that Ole Miss was their rivals because they defeated them twice, lets see if this weekend the Tide can even the series.

Here is who our staff has coming out with a victory this weekend:


Martin Houston, Host of The Blitz

The arch nemesis of the Tide rolls into town with hopes of playing the spoiler. The Rebels have proven to be Alabama's only real challenger over the last 3 years, winning 2 of 3 and having the Tide down 24-3, before the great comeback lead by Jalen Hurts and an opportunistic defense. Look for Jalen to have a big game, along with a stout downhill running game and big plays in the passing game and the defense to continue where it left off last week. Shea Patterson presents some interesting challenges to our defense, but his scrambling also creates big play opportunities for the defense. Alabama finally gets that non-offensive TD. The Rebels show heart early, but after Bama's offense wears down the thin Rebel defense and the defense picks off a couple passes, they fold like a cheap lawn chair! If we jump up 14-0 in the first 8 minutes, we beat them beat 35 or more! Alabama 45 - Ole Miss 17

 

Wimp Sanderson, Co-Host of Inside the Locker Room

Ole Miss has very little to play for. The Tide seems to be healthy and clicking on all phases of the game. Look for this one to be over early. Alabama 34 - Ole Miss 7

 

Barry Sanderson, Co-Host of Inside the Locker Room

I think the players really enjoy the night games. The Bama players will remember that Ole Miss has been one program that has played them tough. Depth will be an big issue and Patterson will lose a lot of energy. Alabama 42 - Ole Miss 13

 

Gary Harris, Host of The Gary Harris Show

Some of the pundits questioned Alabama going into the Vanderbilt game last weekend in Nashville and the result was a Tide team with a chip on it's shoulder. Alabama won 59 to 0. This weekend Ole Miss comes to Tuscaloosa for a Saturday night contest at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The same Ole Miss team that defeated the Tide in 2014 and 2015 and led 24-3 last season before Bama stormed back to win 48-43 in Oxford. Alabama players remember these games and want to make statement on Saturday night. I believe the Tide will do just that! Alabama 45 - Ole Miss 13

 

Travis Reier, Host of Southern Fried Sports

When it comes to the ingredients needed to hang around against a superior opponent, Ole Miss has a few in quarterback Shea Patterson and wide receivers Van JeffersonD.K. Metcalf and A.J. Brown (assuming he's recovered enough from a leg injury sustained against Cal to play). Not anticipating a remake of the Johnny Manziel game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2012, but there could be a few scenes that are eerily similar. Where the Rebels won't have enough pieces is on defense. Alabama won't threaten the 500-yard mark in rushing for the second straight week, but it should meet its average (303.3 yards per game) for the season. Alabama 42 - Ole Miss 17

 

Aaron Suttles, Host of The Suttles Approach

Ole Miss will get its chunk plays through the air. But the Rebels can't run the ball and can't stop the run. That's a bad combination against Alabama. Alabama 35 - Ole Miss 17

 

Ryan Fowler, Host of The Game

Another blowout for Alabama is expected on Saturday evening. Even though Nick Saban tried to make them out to be similar to the New England Patriots earlier this week during his press conference, they are not.  Mississippi brings in a QB that has one of the best arms in the SEC, if not the best arm in the SEC. Rebels will find the end zone once or twice, but the talent gap will be evident on Saturday. Alabama’s hammer on Saturday will feel similar to the one the NCAA will bring to the Rebels in a few weeks. Alabama 48 - Mississippi 14

 

Ben George, Digital Managing Editor

It’s hard to believe that Alabama is a four-touchdown favorite over Ole Miss with the recent history of this series. As Nick Saban would point out, those past games have no effect on Saturday’s game, but Ole Miss still has playmakers on that roster. That being said, Alabama found its groove last week, especially on offense. I expect the offensive line to keep improving after a strong performance against Vanderbilt, which should help Brian Daboll’s offense string together some long drives and control the ball. Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson can sling it but look for him to make some mistakes against this Bama defense. Still, 28 points is too many for me. Alabama 38 - Ole Miss 13

 

Thomas Paradiso, Producer

After the systematic destruction of Vanderbilt last week, The Tide take on the Rebels of Ole Miss this week. While Ole Miss gets started quickly offensively, I don't think that'll be the case with an Alabama defense that has found itself. If Alabama puts some pressure on Shea Patterson, and gets started on the right foot offensively, then it'll be no issue for the Crimson Tide. Alabama 38 - Ole Miss 14

 

James Hardy, Producer

Coming off their steamrolling of Vandy, Alabama looks to be unbeatable coming into their first SEC home game of the season. Don't discount Shea Patterson's ability to make plays and extend plays for Ole Miss. Patterson could be the most dynamic quarterback that Alabama's defense faces all season long. Similar to last week, expect Alabama's offensive line open the holes for the various Crimson Tide running backs and be the ultimate difference in the game. Alabama 40 - Ole Miss 17

 

Marquis Munson, Producer

Alabama is coming off a dominating victory in Nashville and Ole Miss is coming off a bye week after a tough loss to the California Golden Bears 27-16, so momentum and home-field advantage is on Alabama's side. As long as this offense runs the football in similar fashion to their performance in Vandy, this should be an easy win for the Tide. This defense will have to contain Shea Patterson who is probably one of the most talented QBs Alabama will face based on the rest of the schedule. He'll have a good first half and the defense may come out with some intensity, but I think the Crimson Tide runs away with it in the second half. Alabama 42 - Ole Miss 17