Weight Advantage, Weather Conditions Means Alabama Will Pound Ole Miss On The Ground

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The remnants of Hurricane Delta will be moving through Oxford, Mississippi Saturday night when Alabama rolls into town with a 50.4 pound weight difference between its offensive line and whatever Ole Miss can throw at them along the Rebels defensive line.

Let’s think about this for a minute. Heavy rain, huge muscle disadvantage upfront, probably some wind (I’ll have to check with Cantore) moving through and Nick Saban just wants to keep the clock running and get home. This has all the makings of a Najee Harris and Brian Robinson Jr. evening for Lane Kiffin’s defense, and there’s a very good chance the Rebels, who gave up 408 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns to Kentucky, won’t be able to stop it.

Again, by now you guys know I’m not a social media genius when it comes to football, but I know how to compare numbers, weather forecasts and come up with a decent picture in my head as to how things will go.

“It’s much easier to play offense, and it’s much easier to pass the ball than it is to play defense,” Saban said Thursday night during his radio show. “Because the defense is at a disadvantage in reaction.” As for the wind and the kicking game. “It can be a tremendous factor,” he added.

Don’t let Nick fool you into thinking Alabama will be throwing the ball all over Ole Miss. It’s still a defense that gave up 408 rushing yards to Kentucky.

Speaking of weight, Lane Roethlisberger one more time for you guys:

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.

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