#1 Alabama recorded its 69th win against an Associated Press Top-25 team since 2008, and its 3rd this season, defeating #12 Ole Miss 42-21 in Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday in the Crimson Tide’s Southeastern Conference home opener.
Quarterback Bryce Young completed 21-of-27 passes for 241 yards and recorded 2 touchdowns against the Rebels. Running back Brian Robinson Jr. recorded career highs in both rushing yards (171) and rushing touchdowns (4) against Ole Miss. He is just the second UA player this year to carry for 100-plus yards in a game, joining Roydell Williams.
Wide receiver John Metchie III and tight end Cameron Latu both hauled in touchdown catches on the day. Jameson Williams led all receivers with 65 yards on five receptions, while Slade Bolden was second with 58 yards on four catches.
Head coach Nick Saban is 24-0 all-time against his former staffers during his tenure at Alabama, including a 2-0 mark against Lane Kiffin after the Rebels’ head man served as a Saban assistant at UA from 2014-16. Overall, Saban is 3-0 all-time against Kiffin when meeting as head coaches, including Kiffin’s stint at Tennessee.
Coach Saban met with the media to discuss the win after the game. Video is courtesy of Alabama Athletics.