Because of that, if the Tide can somehow win the rest of their games – which would include beating Georgia, A&M, Mississippi State and Auburn on the road, along with LSU at home – there’s nearly no way they should miss the playoff. “That’s what we’re going to do”. We’re Year 3 and two games into a program. Alabama beat itself silly with turnovers commmitted (five of them) and a lack of turnovers created (zero). Alabama then recovered an onside kick after the score with ArDarius Stewart tipping it past Mississippi player before Tony Brown recovered.
So yes – Ole Miss, Michigan State, Oregon, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and countless others all came out on the winning end of the scoreboard this week.
The Ole Miss offense that overwhelmed overmatched opponents in the first two weeks of the regular season did the same in the second half against mighty Alabama.
Ole Miss completely exposed the Tide’s secondary, having too many big throws down field.
Alabama got one more chance with 31 seconds left but had four straight incompletions, including a drop. And yet it wasn’t the last such possession.
Coker replaced Bateman at quarterback on Alabama’s next drive and led the Tide on a 15-play, 75-yard drive that spanned 5:40 to make it 17-10 at halftime. Their departure was understandable, if ill-advised, because things were bleak at the time.
No. 1 Ohio State 20, Northern Illinois 3: In Columbus, Darron Lee returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown and top-ranked Ohio State’s defense bailed out its struggling, two-quarterback offense.
It certainly won’t be the last.
It’s easy to understand why Ole Miss feels so confident. Derrick Henry scored on a 2-yarder and Richard Mullaney caught a 2-yard touchdown pass. Tranquill broke up a pass in the end zone, jumped up to celebrate, was bumped in the air by linebacker Joe Schmidt and came down on one leg and crumbled.
Kelly bobbled a high snap and lofted a desperation pass toward a crowd as he was going down in a swarm of Tide defenders.
1st: (14:22) Ole Miss’ Gary Wunderlich kicks a 32 yard field goal. The Rebels had no turnovers. Baker Mayfield threw four TD passes as well and ran for a couple and Samaje Perine scored one himself with another big running day (152 yards). Kearse’s range limited Louisville’s willingness to attack deep, and his speed was evident in almost stopping speedster Traveon Samuel near the goal line. The Crimson Tide (2-1, 0-1) committed five turnovers, two on fumbled kick returns, that Ole Miss turned into 24 points.
However, Alabama did its best to make it a game. For the second straight year, Ole Miss and Alabama delivered an instant classic on the gridiron. For the most part, it didn’t work. Jake Coker relieved him in the first half, but threw two interceptions in the fourth quarter.
Coker was 21-of-44 passing for 201 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Silmon is the first Kansas State running back to break the century mark since 2013. O.J. Howard converted the next one on an 11-yard catch needing just four. Boy, was he wrong.
LSU’s Leonard Fournette ran for a career-high two hundred and twenty eight yards and three touchdowns, as his Tigers beat Auburn forty five to twenty one on Saturday. He could’ve been a pinewood derby auto with a broken axle and still gained 100 yards on Auburn’s defense. The Tigers’ Jeremy Johnson began the season with Heisman hype.
With the defense being completely ineffective, Auburn has to rely on offense to keep it in the game. His Golden Bears survived a 20-point Texas fourth quarter when Longhorns kicker Nick Rose missed an extra-point attempt with 1:11 left.
After Alabama fought back from a 20-point deficit, another defensive lapse kept the lead just out of Alabama’s grasp. “That’s the only thing I can say about that”. The Red Raiders, known for their fancy passing, beat Bret Bielema’s hoggish Arkansas Razorbacks 35-24 … and then Kingsbury won the press conference.