Alabama actually outgained Ole Miss, but turnovers killed the Crimson Tide. Alabama coughed up the ball five times, while Ole Miss didn't turn the ball over once. The final pick came with just over 2:30 left to play when quarterback Jake Coker took a huge hit and was picked off.
Coker came in for Cooper Bateman and tried to lead a comeback. Alabama scored 14 unanswered after falling behind 43-24, but the Crimson Tide came up short.
Coker completed 21 of 45 passes for 201 yards, three scores and two picks. He added 58 yards and a score on the ground as well. Running back Derrick Henry played well, picking up 127 yards and a score on 23 carries. However, the Crimson Tide's deficit forced Alabama to move away from Henry and the ground game.
Chad Kelly led the way for the Rebels, completing 16 of 30 passes for 318 yards and three TDs. He also chipped in a score and 21 yards on the ground.
The loss drops Alabama to 2-1 on the season, and they'll assuredly drop out of the Top 5. Ole Miss should take a big jump from its previous perch at No. 15.Back to the Mississippi Rebels Newsfeed