SEC Football Preview: Southern Miss at Alabama

Alabama-Southern Mississippi football preview

Southern Miss faces Alabama on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Southern Miss

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 S Alabama L 7-31 Away
09/11 Grambling St W 37-0 Home
09/18 Troy L 9-21 Home
09/25 Alabama 7:30 pm Away
10/02 Rice 6:30 pm Away
10/09 TX El Paso 7:00 pm Home
10/16 UAB 3:30 pm Home
10/30 Middle Tenn 3:30 pm Away
11/06 North Texas 3:00 pm Home
11/13 TX-San Ant 3:30 pm Away
11/19 LA Tech 8:00 pm Away
11/27 Florida Intl 3:00 pm Home

Alabama

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Miami (FL) W 44-13 Neutral
09/11 Mercer W 48-14 Home
09/18 Florida W 31-29 Away
09/25 S Mississippi 7:30 pm Home
10/02 Mississippi 1:00 pm Home
10/09 Texas A&M 1:00 pm Away
10/16 Miss State 1:00 pm Away
10/23 Tennessee 1:00 pm Home
11/06 LSU 1:00 pm Home
11/13 N Mex State 12:00 pm Home
11/20 Arkansas 12:00 pm Home
11/27 Auburn 12:00 pm Away

College Football Ratings

Rating Southern Miss Alabama
ESPN FPI 107 1
Sagarin 133 1
Massey Composite 114 1
PiRate Ratings 116 1

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Southern Miss Alabama
Points 17.7 41.0
Points Allowed 17.3 18.7
Total YDS 284.3 416.3
Pass YDS 146.3 284.3
Rush YDS 138.0 132.0
Total YDS Allowed 248.3 313.7
Pass YDS Allowed 204.7 176.0
Rush YDS Allowed 43.7 137.7
3rd Down Conv. 32.7 51.2
3rd Down Conv. DEF 30.4 36.8
Turnover margin -1.00 1.67

Players to Watch

Southern Miss

QB Trey Lowe, RB Frank Gore, WR Jason Brownlee, OL Khalique Washington, OL Arvin Fletcher, LB Santrell Latham, LB Hayes Maples, DB Natrone Brooks, DB Malik Shorts, DL Tajh Sykes

Alabama

RB John Metchie III, RB Brian Robinson Jr., OL Evan Neal, OL Emil Ekiyor Jr., TE Jahleel Billingsley, DL Phidarian Mathis, DL LaBryan Ray, LB Henry To’o To’o, LB Christian Harris, LB Will Anderson Jr., DB Josh Jobe, DL JJ Dale, DB Malachi Moore.

Injuries

Southern Miss

 
[RB] 09/17/2021 – Darius Maberry is out for season (Undisclosed)
(!)[QB] 09/18/2021 – Trey Lowe is out indefinitely (Leg)

Alabama

 
[WR] 08/13/2021 – Xavier Williams is out for season (Medical)
[LB] 09/04/2021 – Christopher Allen is out indefinitely (Foot)
[LB] 08/30/2021 – Quandarrius Robinson is out indefinitely (Suspension)
[RB] 09/18/2021 – Camar Wheaton is “?” Saturday vs Southern Miss (Undisclosed)
[TE] 09/18/2021 – Kendall Randolph is “?” Saturday vs Southern Miss (Ankle)

Source: statfox.com

Southern Miss vs. Alabama Football Series History

Alabama leads 37-5-2

Comments

This one is a mismatch of gigantic proportions. Southern Miss at one time had a pretty respectable program but those days are long gone. In three games the Golden Eagles have only defeated FCS Grambling. Well, I shouldn’t say “only” because a lot of FBS teams have lost to FCS teams this season. This one will be over at halftime and Nick Saban will show mercy in the second half.

Our Preseason Prediction

Alabama 39, Southern Miss 7

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Alabama 49, Southern Miss 3

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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