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Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace thinks that the Rebels will put up points on Alabama, via Michael Casagrande of AL.com:
"I think we have better receivers than A&M," Wallace said. "They want to talk about Mike Evans being so good, but we have Donte (Moncrief) and I think Laquon (Treadwell) is going to be that way. We have better players on the outside than A&M does."
Evans had seven catches and 279 yards against Alabama in the Tide's 49-42 win on Sept. 14. Alabama hadn't allowed that many points since Nick Saban arrived in 2007.
"Yeah, I think we can put points on them," Wallace said. "I think we can put points on anybody. We just have to show up and play. It's the same thing every week, let's stay on schedule, control the tempo and don't have any turnovers."
Donte Moncrief has been studying Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans, via Hugh Kellenberger of The Clarion-Ledger:
"I just watch the things that he did to win," Moncrief said. "And once you do that you learn what the DBs want to do when they press or play off. You just got to watch film and take in everything that you can.
"He was just being physical. Coming off the line and beating the press, and going up and getting the ball when it was in the air."
C.J. Mosley addressed the team after Alabama's win over Colorado State, via Andrew Gribble of AL.com:
"I was pretty upset, especially with the defense," Mosley said after Tuesday's practice. "The things we gave up were mental errors, just little things, just fundamental errors, so I felt like we're about to play Ole Miss next week and about to start getting into SEC play and those little things will get us beat bad, get us embarrassed so we've got to make sure everyone's doing their job."
Mosley wasn't alone. Senior quarterback AJ McCarron and junior safety Vinnie Sunseri followed with words of their own.
"We didn't play to the best of our ability," right tackle Austin Shepherd said. "We should have and I felt like the leaders just stepped up and said 'Look, we've got to do what we got to do. If we want to win it all again, we've got to be perfect.'"
The Alabama run game is struggling, via Marq Burnett of The Anniston Star:
Through three games, top-ranked Alabama ranks last in the SEC and 90th in the nation with an average of 132 rushing yards a game. This is the lowest total through three games during Nick Saban’s tenure. The previous low came in 2012 at 186.67.
Sophomore T.J. Yeldon has carried the load with 273 of the Tide’s 396 rushing yards and has more than half the carries. Alabama currently has four rushing touchdowns. By this point last season, the Tide had nine.
The three teams the Tide has faced currently rank 15th (Virginia Tech), 105th (Texas A&M) and 55th (Colorado State) in rush defense.