Ole Miss (2-2, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) is preparing for a hard road game against No. 12 Auburn (4-1, 2-0) on Saturday while also digesting an embarrassing 66-3 loss to No. 1 Alabama last weekend.
"They're a very explosive offensive team", Saban said. The No. 1 team in the nation is being led by quarterback Jalen Hurts, who has completed 64.3 percent of passes and is the team's leading rusher with 360 yards on the ground.
Situation: Third-and-four, Ole Miss ball at its own 30-yard line, under 10 minutes to go in the first quarter.
The SEC looks to already be settled after dominating performances by Georgia and Alabama.
"They (Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa) did a good job, and I'm pleased with the opportunity they got because they were playing in the game, and I thought they executed fairly well", coach Nick Saban said.
Like Alabama, A&M has strung together four straight wins and continues to improve each week, especially on offense.
Ole Miss' Quarterback Shea Patterson: Everything in this game depends on the quarterback.
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Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, who is from Channelview, is looking forward to Saturday's trip to the Lone Star State. Alabama hadn't scored 50-plus in back-to-back SEC games since 1945.
Fortunately for Wallace, he and the rest of the Ole Miss players made it back to the locker room well before the chaos on the field got out of control.
On Saturday night, chances are Detric Bing-Dukes and DeMarquis Gates will be the two linebackers in the middle for the Rebels. Freshman running back Najee Harris powered his way into the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown to make it 45-3 midway through the third.
With the Rebels trailing by 25, the first quarter came to a close. "They've had two really good wins this year". The buzz around Ole Miss football is gone as the school awaits its punishment for NCAA violations committed under Freeze.
With kickoff set for 6:15 p.m., Saban also knows the type of environment his team will be going into when they walk down the Kyle Field tunnel near sunset. The Alabama pass rush has been less than fierce so far, but a healthy Evans, along with Jennings, could give that a boost against the best quarterback the Tide has faced so far. The Rebels should be able to at least get on the board Saturday - but do they have the defensive power to keep the Tide from trashing them?
"What we are right now is 2-2, we're no better and no worse", Luke said. Patterson leads the SEC with 1,281 passing yards and 11 passing touchdowns over three games.