After you lose twice in a row to a team like Ole Miss, you tend to not like that team very much and you don’t want to lose a third in a row to them.
Thankfully, Alabama put an end to the Rebels’ two-game win streak by delivering a 48-43 win last Saturday.
Overall, this game did not include my best performance as a fan. Down 24-3 in the first half, things were looking bleak. And then the referees stepped in the spotlight. The play below where an Ole Miss defender ear-holes Bama quarterback Jalen Hurts highlights the ineptitude of this crew.
As is obvious from the clip, the Rebel defender “targeted” Hurts. A penalty should have been called, the defensive player should have been ejected and Alabama should have proceeded along with their drive. But nope. The refs didn’t see it. They also missed a holding foul that occurred prior to the touchdown being scored — which should have also ended the play — and they the crew failed to clean up the mess via replay. Ah, life at the hands of referees.
Thankfully, though, this series of unfortunate events seemed to bring life back to our boys. They proceeded to go on a 45-6 scoring binge before allowing a few points during Ole Miss’ futile comeback attempt.