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Western Carolina vs Alabama: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 10:  Quarterback AJ McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after a touchdown during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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Justin WeltonAnalyst IINovember 13, 2012

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)

 

Western Carolina

No injuries to report.

 

Alabama

Dee Hart, RB, Out for season

DeAndrew White, WR, Out for season

Jarrick Williams, DB, Out for season

Chris Black, WR, Out for season

 

BCS/Top-25 Implications

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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