SEC Football Preview: New Mexico State at Alabama

Alabama-New Mexico State

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

Team Schedules/Results

New Mexico State

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
08/28 TX El Paso L 3-30 Home
09/04 San Diego St L 10-28 Away
09/11 New Mexico L 25-34 Away
09/18 S Car State W 43-35 Home
09/25 Hawaii L 21-41 Home
10/02 San Jose St L 31-37 Away
10/09 Nevada L 28-55 Away
10/23 Hawaii L 34-48 Away
11/06 Utah State L 13-35 Home
11/13 Alabama 12:00 PM Away
11/20 Kentucky 12:00 PM Away
11/27 U Mass 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 W 63-14 Home
10/02 Mississippi W 42-21 Home
10/09 Texas A&M L 38-41 Away
10/16 Miss State W 49-9 Away
10/23 Tennessee W 52-24 Home
11/06 LSU W 20-14 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 New Mexico State Alabama
ESPN FPI 128 2
Sagarin 183 2
Massey Composite 126 2
PiRate Ratings 128 2

Key Stats

Stat New Mexico State Alabama
Points 23.1 43.0
Points Allowed 38.1 19.9
Total YDS 377.6 473.3
Pass YDS 278.4 320.7
Rush YDS 99.1 152.7
Total YDS Allowed 462.6 307.2
Pass YDS Allowed 285.4 215.4
Rush YDS Allowed 177.1 91.8
3rd Down Conv.% 39.5 55.7
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 36.9 33.1
Turnover margin 0.11 0.89

Players to Watch

New Mexico State

RB O’Maury Samuels, RB Juwaun Price, OL Eli Johnson, OL Sage Doxtater, WR Terrell Warner, LB Trevor Brohard, DB Devlin Kirklin, DB Daemahni Williams, DL Zach Stokes, DL Lama Lavea.

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

New Mexico State

 
[WR] 11/06/2021 – Robert Downs III is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Shoulder)
[WR] 09/09/2021 – Dominic Gicinto is out for season (Arm)

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)
[TE] 11/06/2021 – Kendall Randolph is “?” Saturday vs New Mexico State (Ankle)
[LB] 11/06/2021 – Keanu Koht is “?” Saturday vs New Mexico State (Foot)
[RB] 11/04/2021 – Camar Wheaton is out indefinitely (Knee)
[LB] 10/06/2021 – Drew Sanders is out indefinitely (Hand)
[RB] 10/04/2021 – Jase MccLellan is out for season (Knee)

Source: statfox.com

New Mexico State vs. Alabama Football Series History

Alabama leads 1-0

Comments

This one is pretty cut and dry. New Mexico State is a struggling program desperate for a win. Alabama is a juggernaut and contender for the national championship. Alabama could name the score if it wanted and reach it. They will likely play it safe and not risk losing any players to injury. Saban will use this game as an opportunity to reward some of the practice squad players who never get to see any action.

Our Preseason Prediction

Alabama 56, New Mexico State 6

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Alabama 56, New Mexico State 6

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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