Alabama Football First Look: Middle Tennessee

Alabama first look Middle Tennessee

Alabama football hosts Middle Tennessee on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Here is your first look at Middle Tennessee.

By 14Powers.com SEC Football

Middle Tennessee Season So Far (First game)

Date Opponent Time TV
2-Sep at Alabama 7:30 PM ET SECN
9-Sep at Missouri 7:00 PM ET SECN
16-Sep vs. Murray State 7:00 PM ET ESP+
23-Sep vs. Colorado State 7:00 PM ET
28-Sep at Western Kentucky 7:30 PM ET CBSS
4-Oct vs. Jacksonville State 8:00 PM ET ESPNU
10-Oct vs. Louisiana Tech 7:00 PM ET CBSS
17-Oct at Liberty 7:00 PM ET CBSS
4-Nov at New Mexico State 6:00 PM ET
11-Nov vs. FIU 3:30 PM ET
18-Nov vs. UTEP 2:00 PM ET
25-Nov at Sam Houston 12:00 PM ET

KEY STATS (2022, PER GAME)

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Alabama
Middle Tenn.
25
106
5
10
0.457
0.342
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Alabama
Middle Tenn.
9
63
2
5
0.305
0.383
4th Down Conversion Pct Middle Tenn.
Alabama
34
43
1
6
0.583
0.562
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Alabama
Middle Tenn.
16
49
2
4
0.385
0.472
Blocked Kicks Middle Tenn.
Alabama
3
36
1
3
6
2
Blocked Kicks Allowed Alabama
Middle Tenn.
32
74
4
6
1
2
Blocked Punts Middle Tenn.
Alabama
5
31
1
4
4
1
Blocked Punts Allowed Alabama
Middle Tenn.
64
64
9
5
1
1
Completion Percentage Middle Tenn.
Alabama
16
38
2
8
0.666
0.639
Defensive TDs Middle Tenn.
Alabama
4
33
2
4
4
2
Fewest Penalties Middle Tenn.
Alabama
90
125
8
13
85
103
Fewest Penalties Per Game Middle Tenn.
Alabama
84
125
7
13
6.54
7.92
Fewest Penalty Yards Middle Tenn.
Alabama
94
123
7
13
758
893
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Middle Tenn.
Alabama
90
122
7
13
58.31
68.69
First Downs Defense Alabama
Middle Tenn.
39
96
4
5
241
279
First Downs Offense Alabama
Middle Tenn.
24
68
6
6
310
263
Fumbles Lost Middle Tenn.
Alabama
45
60
4
3
7
8
Fumbles Recovered Middle Tenn.
Alabama
28
70
5
10
10
7
Kickoff Return Defense Alabama
Middle Tenn.
24
57
3
5
17.44
19.57
Kickoff Returns Middle Tenn.
Alabama
32
103
1
12
22.00
17.71
Net Punting Middle Tenn.
Alabama
11
53
2
8
41.88
38.98
Passes Had Intercepted Alabama
Middle Tenn.
36
76
7
4
8
11
Passes Intercepted Middle Tenn.
Alabama
2
100
1
11
20
7
Passing Offense Alabama
Middle Tenn.
19
35
4
5
281.5
264.8
Passing Yards Allowed Alabama
Middle Tenn.
17
129
3
11
187.8
292.7
Passing Yards per Completion Alabama
Middle Tenn.
29
121
5
10
13.07
10.09
Punt Return Defense Middle Tenn.
Alabama
41
47
4
5
5.86
6.09
Punt Returns Alabama
Middle Tenn.
3
34
1
3
16.73
9.56
Red Zone Defense Middle Tenn.
Alabama
4
20
1
4
0.694
0.767
Red Zone Offense Alabama
Middle Tenn.
25
93
4
5
0.891
0.804
Rushing Defense Middle Tenn.
Alabama
22
35
1
4
116.8
130.4
Rushing Offense Alabama
Middle Tenn.
30
113
7
10
195.5
108.5
Sacks Allowed Alabama
Middle Tenn.
45
98
5
11
1.69
2.85
Scoring Defense Alabama
Middle Tenn.
9
77
2
6
18.2
27.7
Scoring Offense Alabama
Middle Tenn.
4
61
2
7
41.1
28.8
Tackles for Loss Allowed Alabama
Middle Tenn.
40
123
6
11
4.85
8.08
Team Passing Efficiency Alabama
Middle Tenn.
13
70
3
7
158.34
132.31
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Alabama
Middle Tenn.
6
68
1
5
108.00
131.24
Team Sacks Alabama
Middle Tenn.
15
23
2
1
2.92
2.77
Team Tackles for Loss Alabama
Middle Tenn.
21
23
3
1
6.9
6.8
Time of Possession Alabama
Middle Tenn.
62
93
7
9
29:57
28:45
Total Defense Alabama
Middle Tenn.
12
95
3
6
318.2
409.5
Total Offense Alabama
Middle Tenn.
11
77
4
10
477.1
373.3
Turnover Margin Middle Tenn.
Alabama
5
79
1
10
0.92
-0.15
Turnovers Gained Middle Tenn.
Alabama
3
104
2
13
30
14
Turnovers Lost Alabama
Middle Tenn.
38
55
3
2
16
18
Winning Percentage Alabama
Middle Tenn.
6
39
2
3
0.846
0.615

Middle Tennessee Injuries and Suspensions

None reported.

Source: Covers.com

Challenges for Alabama

The challenge for Bama is to get back to the top of the SEC. In my opinion they have a shot to do that now that this season now the Stetson Bennett is no longer at UGA but I also believe that LSU is now going to be in the thick of the hunt for the SEC title. One concern with Middle Tennessee is their ability to intercept passes. Over the past two seasons combined, MTSU has collected 37 total interceptions. The team had for 20 last year to rank 2nd nationally. All that said, Alabama should thrash Middle Tennessee but they’d better not overlook the Blue Raiders. Check back at 14Powers.com in a few days for our full preview of this game along with a gameweek prediction of the final score.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at (7:30 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network Network.

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