Alabama vs. Southern Miss Preview, 3 Keys To Consider

In this Alabama football news and rumors update, we take a closer look into the Crimson Tide's Saturday tussle with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in Tuscaloosa.

Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-1) at #3 Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0)

Where to Watch: ESPN2 at 6:00pm EST

Line: Alabama by 48

Matchup To Watch: This game is all about Coker vs. Sims. With the Crimson Tide favorited to win by just under seven touchdowns at home, expect both quarterbacks to see plenty of time as head coach Nick Saban continues to hold auditions for the full time starting job.

3 Keys To Consider: 

* The last matchup between these two teams occured in 2005. The Tide won that contest 30-21 and has gone 18-2-1 in Tuscaloosa in a series that was played every year from 1992-2005.

* Southern Miss snapped an 11-game losing streak last week with a nail-biting 26-20 victory over FCS school Alcorn State.

* This is the highest-ranked team that Southern Miss has encountered since losing to #2 Florida 21-6 in their 1997 season opener.


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