It's not going to be a very good week to be Western Carolina.
Texas A&M shocked the college football landscape with its upset of No.1 Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa last Saturday and now Alabama is hungry to get back on the football field to avenge their loss that all but shattered their championship dreams.
Good luck Western Carolina, this might be one of the ugliest football games of the season.
Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for this blowout.
When: Saturday Nov. 17 at 12:21 p.m. ET
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Watch: SEC Network
Live Stream: ESPN3
Radio: Free Football Radio
Betting Line (via Covers)
Over/Under: OFF, Spread: OFF
Alabama should be favored by 50 points with the over/under being 60. The Crimson Tide may be able to get to that number alone.
This one should be ugly if you're a Western Carolina fan.
Injury Report via USA Today (as of Nov. 13, 2012)
No injuries to report.
Dee Hart, RB, Out for season
DeAndrew White, WR, Out for season
Jarrick Williams, DB, Out for season
Chris Black, WR, Out for season
As difficult as it may be to swallow for Alabama fans, they are still alive in the BCS Championship scene. Obviously, with what they have done so far this season, they will receive a BCS bowl game barring a gigantic collapse.
But they aren't quite out of the race for the top two spots yet. With a little help from Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame compiled with the Crimson Tide winning out, there is still a chance to see them playing for all the glory.
It's a long shot but anything can happen.
Western Carolina Player To Watch: Troy Mitchell, QB
Alabama is about to see the tail of two freshman quarterbacks. Last week they played Johnny Manziel, clearly a once in a decade player capable of playing well on the big stage as a freshman. This week, however, the Crimson Tide will get the opposite end of the spectrum—Troy Mitchell.
Not to derail the talents of Mitchell because he is a talented player, but this situation, against one of the best defenses in the league, is just too difficult to overcome for Mitchell and the Catamounts.
Nevertheless, he's just about the only hope for the Catamounts. He can do it through the air or on the ground, and on Saturday, he'll have to do both extremely well to stay competitive with Alabama.
Alabama Player To Watch: AJ McCarron, QB
AJ McCarron lost any Heisman hopes he may have had last week against Texas A&M. For the first time all year, McCarron looked like he was back in his sophomore season.
McCarron forced a few balls last week, looked confused at times and threw two interceptions after not throwing one all season long.
But now it's time to turn the page.
McCarron should have a field day against a Western Carolina defense that has allowed 42 points or more seven times this season. This game will be the perfect recipe following McCarron's sub-par performance.
Prediction: Alabama 66, Western Carolina 0
When Western Carolina watched Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M upset Alabama to pretty much ruin their quest for a national championship, they had to have been thinking "why us?"
It's going to be brutal.
Western Carolina will feel the complete wrath of the Crimson Tide this week. It's going to be one of the ugliest blowouts of the season and Western Carolina will be lucky to put even three points on the board.
McCarron will have a huge day as the Crimson Tide roll all over the Catamounts.
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