Sunday, 18 September 2016

Alabama vs. Ole Miss: RECAP, score and stats (9/17/16), College Football Week 3

Alabama Crimson Tide
Ole Miss Rebels
Sun Sep 18 Status: Final Attendance: 66176
Scoring Summary
MISS 1st Qtr 13:07 Akeem Judd 23 yd run (Gary Wunderlich kick)
ALA 1st Qtr 5:54 Adam Griffith 32 yd FG
MISS 2nd Qtr 7:43 Gary Wunderlich 23 yd FG
MISS 2nd Qtr 4:40 Evan Engram 63 yd pass from Chad Kelly (Gary Wunderlich kick)
MISS 2nd Qtr 2:47 John Youngblood 44 yd opp fumble return (Gary Wunderlich kick)
ALA 2nd Qtr 2:10 Calvin Ridley 6 yd run (Adam Griffith kick)
ALA 2nd Qtr 1:05 Eddie Jackson 85 yd punt return (Adam Griffith kick)
ALA 3rd Qtr 11:47 Da'Ron Payne 3 yd opp fumble return (Adam Griffith kick)
ALA 3rd Qtr 6:03 Adam Griffith 30 yd FG
MISS 3rd Qtr 1:47 Gary Wunderlich 18 yd FG
ALA 3rd Qtr 0:16 Bo Scarbrough 1 yd run (Adam Griffith kick)
MISS 4th Qtr 13:17 Gary Wunderlich 38 yd FG
ALA 4th Qtr 7:33 Damien Harris 1 yd run (Adam Griffith kick)
ALA 4th Qtr 5:28 Jonathan Allen 75 yd interception return (Adam Griffith kick)
MISS 4th Qtr 2:59 Damore'ea Stringfellow 5 yd pass from Chad Kelly (Gary Wunderlich kick)
MISS 4th Qtr 2:51 A.J. Brown 37 yd pass from Chad Kelly (failed 2pt Pass from Chad Kelly)

First-year quarterback Jalen Hurts led the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide into Vaught–Hemingway Stadium to take on the Ole Miss Rebels in a game that could have divisional, conference and national implications.

Check the scoreboard for the final score and click the stats link for stats,

Here's the AP recap:

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — No. 1 Alabama scored two defensive touchdowns and another on special teams to overcome a three-touchdown deficit and beat No. 19 Mississippi 48-43 in a Southeastern Conference showdown on Saturday.

Alabama freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for 158 yards and ran for 146 more but it was unlikely touchdowns from Jonathan Allen, Da'Ron Payne and Eddie Jackson that proved to be the biggest plays of the game.

"It was unbelievable game for fans to watch," Alabama coach Nick Saban said. "It was really a difficult game for an old coach to have to suffer through. But we made it. We made it and I'm really proud of our players."

Ole Miss (1-2, 0-1 SEC) looked like it might be on its way to a third straight win over the Tide late in the second quarter. Instead, it was the Rebels' second collapse in three games.

Mississippi took a 24-3 lead with 2:47 remaining in the first half after defensive end Marquis Haynes' big hit on Hurts, forcing a fumble that fellow defensive lineman John Youngblood scooped up and ran 44 yards for a touchdown.

But Alabama (3-0, 1-0 SEC) responded.

The Tide needed just three plays and 37 seconds to pull within 24-10 after Calvin Ridley ran for a 6-yard score. Ole Miss was forced to punt on the next drive and Jackson returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown, evading several tacklers before bolting down the right sideline for the touchdown.

In just 65 seconds, Alabama had turned a 21-point deficit into a manageable 24-17 game at halftime.

Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly threw for a career-high 421 yards and three touchdowns, but it was two costly turnovers in the second half that handed the game to Alabama.

Kelly fumbled deep in Ole Miss territory and Payne recovered before scoring a 3-yard touchdown to tie the game at 24. In the fourth quarter, the Rebels QB was under pressure and threw a ball right to Alabama's 291-pound Allen, who ran the ball back for a 75-yard touchdown and a 48-30 Crimson Tide lead.

Allen said it was his first touchdown since middle school.

"It was a great play and it couldn't have come at a better time for this team to get this win tonight," Allen said.

Ole Miss scored two late touchdowns but Alabama was able to run out the clock for the win.


Alabama: Coach Nick Saban and Alabama finally beat Ole Miss after two straight losses against the Rebels.Alabama was tested, but is once again the team to beat in the SEC Western Division.

Mississippi: It's another frustrating collapse for the Rebels, who also led 28-6 against Florida State in the season opener before losing 45-34 to the Seminoles.


Saban said that receiver ArDarius Stewart missed most of the game because of a sprained knee, though the coach added, "We don't think it's severe."


Alabama: The Tide will almost certainly remain at No. 1 after a difficult, but resilient win on the road against a ranked opponent.

Mississippi: With a 1-2 record, the Rebels will probably fall out of the Top 25 despite losing to two ranked opponents.


Alabama: The Crimson Tide host Kent State next Saturday.

Mississippi: The Rebels have another important SEC game, hosting Georgia next Saturday.

We'll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game. Check the scoreboard above and click on the stats link.

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Alabama is trying to avoid losing to Ole Miss for a third straight season. The Rebels beat Alabama 23-17 in 2014 in Oxford and 43-37 in 2015 in Tuscaloosa, which is the first two-game losing streak for the Tide in a series that dates back to 1894.

Ole Miss is trying to become the first team to beat a Nick Saban-led Alabama program three straight times. The last time Saban lost to a team three straight times was from 1997-99 when his Michigan State team fell to Purdue.

Ole Miss is 10 for 10 in the red zone this season, with all touchdowns. The Rebels lead the SEC with a 62.5 percent third-down conversion rate. Hurts was the first true freshman to start under center for the Tide since Vince Sutton in 1984. Hurts' first start came last week against Western Kentucky, and his 287 yards passing were the most for a Tide quarterback in his starting debut.

Alabama has returned an interception from a touchdown in both games this season. It's the first time that's happened in consecutive games since 2008.

Who: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ole Miss Rebels

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Where: Vaught–Hemingway Stadium (Oxford, Miss.)

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. Eastern


Live stream: (Simulcast and All-22 feed)

Line: Alabama by 11½ (per

Over/under: -110 (per

Injury report:

09/14/16 WR Cam Sims Shoulder probable vs. Mississippi

Ole Miss

09/15/16 DE Victor Evans Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/12/16 WR Derrick Jones Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/12/16 TE Taz Zettergren Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/12/16 WR D.K. Metcalf Foot out for season
09/11/16 OL Jeremy Liggins Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/07/16 RB Eric Swinney Knee out for season
09/07/16 CB Kendarius Webster Knee out for season
08/19/16 DB C.J. Moore Pectoral out indefinitely
08/18/16 RB Jordan Wilkins Eligibility out for season

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