Another week, another No. 1 ranking in every single poll for the Alabama Crimson Tide. With their 10-0 record to begin the season, the Crimson Tide are looking at another BCS title game to make their fourth appearance in five years and looking to win their third consecutive title.
It looks like the Chattanooga Mocs have had a solid season thus far, sitting at 8-3 with Alabama being the final game on the team’s schedule for the season. It would be a successful year if the Mocs could somehow take down the Crimson Tide on the road.
Alabama just keeps on winning because it looks like AJ McCarron is the kind of leader that this team has been taking advantage of for the past three years. McCarron has passed for 2,228 yards and 21 touchdowns on the season, hitting Kevin Norwood 29 times for 409 yards and five touchdowns as well as Amari Cooper 27 times for 395 yards and two scores. T.J. Yeldon leads all rushers with 1,022 yards and 12 touchdowns on the year.
Chattanooga is led by quarterback Jacob Huesman who has 1,637 yards and 16 touchdowns with just five touchdowns on the year. His favorite target has been Faysal Shafaat who has 33 catches for 308 yards and six touchdowns on the season. They have been much better running the ball, racking up over 2,400 yards on the season. Huesman also leads the rushing attack with 894 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.
Defensively, Chattanooga allows just 17.8 points per game to go along with just 319.3 yards per game — that’d be pretty good in the FBS. Alabama is one of the best defensive teams in the nation, allowing just 10.2 points per game which is first in the nation as well as just 273 yards per game which is good for third in the nation.
Chattanooga will travel to Alabama to take on the Crimson Tide at 2 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 23. The game can be viewed on you local listings of ESPN GamPlan pay per view.
PREDICTION: Chattanooga 3, Alabama 40