The Alabama Crimson Tide hosts Mercer on Saturday. Here is your first look at the Bears.
SEASON SO FAR (5-5, 4-4 Southern)
|09/16/2017||@ Auburn||L 24-10|
|09/23/2017||@ ETSU||L 26-23 (1OT)|
|10/07/2017||@ The Citadel||W 24-14|
|10/21/2017||@ Furman||L 28-21|
|11/11/2017||@ Western Caro.||W 35-33|
|ALA OFF PPG||39.9||27.0||MER OFF PPG|
|ALA DEF PPG||11.2||20.4||MER DEF PPG|
|ALA TOTAL OFF||252.4||349.5||MER TOTAL OFF|
|ALA PASSING OFF||203.3||202.5||MER PASSING OFF|
|ALA RUSHING OFF||270.8||147.0||MER RUSHING OFF|
|ALA TOTAL DEF||252.4||367.3||MER TOTAL DEF|
|ALA PASSING DEF||167.0||229.8||MER PASSING DEF|
|ALA RUSHING DEF||85.4||137.5||MER RUSHING DEF|
|ALA TO MARGIN||1.10||0.381||MER TO MARGIN|
|ALA MASSEY COMP&||1||UR||MER MASSEY COMP|
& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.
INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS
Mercer.. or Mercy. Will the Tide provide any of that? This is a game that, while Bama should not overlook the Bears, they should be smart and not overuse key players so as to avoid costly injuries. The goal would be to get a good lead and then get some of those players in that don't see too much action. One thing that jumps out at you when looking at the Bear's schedule is the 24-10 loss at Auburn. That shows this team is dangerous. On the flip side, the week before the Auburn game, the Bears lost to Wofford. You don't know what you're gonna get with Mercer. The best course of action is to approach this game like Florida State in Week 1, and then take care of business.
Saturday's game kicks off at 11 am CT and can be seen on the SEC Network.