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.
Ole Miss DL averages 283.8lbs
Alabama OL averages 334.2lbs
That’s a 50.4-pound difference.
— Clint Lamb (@ClintRLamb) October 6, 2020
In the latest update from the NHC on Hurricane #Delta, you can see landfall is still on track for this evening in southwestern Louisiana. The storm has weakened just slightly, but it's still a Category 3 hurricane. #WCVB pic.twitter.com/xcRR5KVzko
— Kelly Ann Cicalese (@kellyannwx) October 9, 2020
Speaking of weight, Lane Roethlisberger one more time for you guys:
I hope Ole Miss calls at least one sure-thing TD this weekend so we can see Fat Lane Kiffin sprint down the sideline signaling touchdown before QB Matt Corral releases the ball. pic.twitter.com/UnEN6inuoQ
— Sports Locksmith (@CFBlocksmith) September 23, 2020
— Not Ole Miss Problems (@OleMissNoProb) October 5, 2020