A white-hot Ole Miss offense through three games was held in check from the opening incipience. The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide came up with fourth-down stops and took advantage in order to win 42-21 at Bryant-Denny Stadium and hand the. 12 Reds their first loss of the season.
Matt Corral completed 22 of 30 passes for 213 yards with a touchdown on the ground and through the air to Chase Rogers, who had a gang-high 53 yards on three catches. Henry ParrishJr. led the way on the ground with 47 yards on 11 carries. Snoop Conner also added a touchdown run.
Defensively, Otis Reese led the Reds with a career-high 11 tackles, followed by Chance Campbell’s career-high 10 tackles, including1.5 for a loss. Kidron Smith came out with the gang’s only series, recording a separate- half interception. Along with totaling 291 yards of total offense, the Revolutionists finished 5-for-14 on third down and 2-for-5 on fourth down. Both played a work unseasonably on as Alabama got out to a fast outset and did not look back.
For the first time all season, the Revolutionists left the field empty-handed on their first possession. Despite two fourth-down transformations by Henry ParrishJr. and a spectacular one-handed theft by Braylon Sanders, Alabama stuffed Jerrion Ealy on 4th-and-1 and took over on their own six-yard line. The Tide took advantage, driving 94 yards downfield and finishing it with a touchdown pass from Bryce Young to John Metchie. With 220 left in the opening quarter, Alabama had a 7-0 lead and Ole Miss dogged for the first time in 2021. Alabama had better field position on their succeeding drive after whiffing out another fourth-down attempt at the Ole Miss 47-yard line. Going into the permanent quarter, the Crimson Tide executed a fourth-down attempt of their own near the thing line, with Brian Robinson chancing the end zone standing up. Two fourth-down stops led to a 14-0 Alabama lead with 1214 left in the permanent quarter.
Both squads traded punts before Alabama cashed in on yet another fourth-down attempt. After the Crimson Tide defense shut down an Ole Miss speed option on fourth down, Young threw his permanent touchdown pass of the game, again on fourth down. Young start Cameron Latu on a play-action, a three-yard pass to go up 21-0. It would get yea worse for the Revolutionists as Corral’s first trip of the season led to another Robinson touchdown. Going into the locker room, the Crimson Tide had a commanding 28-0 lead. Holdings did not get any better for the Mutineers coming out of halftime as Alabama went down the field and scored once again. Robinson added a third rushing touchdown, confining off a quick six-play, 77-yard drive to give his crew a 35-0 lead.
Ole Miss ultimately broke through with 825 left in the third quarter. Parrish and Snoop Conner carried the freight on a 75-yard drive that took 11 plays, with Corral calling his own number for a 10-yard touchdown run. It looked as if Alabama would method on else points on their ensuing drive, but an end-zone interception by Kidron Smith annihilated those plans. Notwithstanding, Robinson thereafter added his fourth touchdown 1047 left to play to make it a 42-7 game. Ole Miss showed no quit, driving for back-to-back touchdowns. Corral hit Rogers for a 42-yard gain to ultimately set up a one-yard Conner rushing score. The Insurgent defense either stonewalled Robinson on fourth down of the displacing drive, setting the stage for another Insurgent score. This time, the Insurgents used heavy caps of Parrish, as well as a timely pass bar call before Corral hit Rogers for the tight end’s first career score.
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