Alabama Football 2014: Game-by-Game Predictions for the Crimson Tide

Alabama Football: Game-by-Game Predictions

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The Alabama Crimson Tide won’t be rocking the No. 1 ranking when the 2014-15 college football season starts, but I am sure Nick Saban and Co. aren’t too worried about that. A bigger concern comes at the quarterback position. The team has two capable QBs, but it will be interesting to see which one starts, and if both will play in the first game.

Regardless, let's take a look at game-by-game predictions for the Tide in 2014.

Aug. 30: West Virginia (neutral field)

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Aug. 30: West Virginia (neutral field)

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West Virginia enters this contest unranked. Alabama enters this game as a top team in the country. Translation: The Mountaineers will have their hands full in this one. No matter who starts at the QB position, Alabama will still have a solid running game and a typical Saban defense — stingy as can be. The Crimson Tide will score early and often, which will lead to a victory in Week 1.

Alabama wins (1-0)

Sept. 6: Florida Atlantic

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Sept. 6: Florida Atlantic

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Alabama will more than likely beat the Florida Gators, so Florida Atlantic shouldn't even be a worry. Expect Alabama to run and throw all over the Owls — it won’t be pretty.

Alabama wins (2-0)

Sept. 13: Southern Miss

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Sept. 13: Southern Miss

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Another cakewalk game for the Crimson Tide. After a decent test in Week 1, followed by two gimmes, Alabama could have a player or two in the running for the Heisman. Oh yeah, the team will also be off to a perfect start, which could be the theme all season long.

Alabama wins (3-0)

Sept. 20: Florida

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Sept. 20: Florida

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Florida comes into the season unranked. However, the Gators have the talent to make some noise in 2014. By this game, we will have a much better idea of how Florida will look. Still, Alabama gets this one at home, and is simply the better team. Depending on Alabama and Florida’s QB situation, this could be a close, low-scoring affair.

Alabama wins (4-0)

Oct. 4: @Ole Miss

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Oct. 4: @Ole Miss

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Alabama’s first road game of the season could result in a loss. Hugh Freeze has done a great job of recruiting top talents, and could see his best season yet at Ole Miss. With that said, the QB situation should be resolved by this point, RB T.J. Yeldon is one of the best backs in the country (he’s not alone) and the Crimson Tide don’t lose to the Rebels very often.

Alabama wins (5-0)

Oct. 11: @Arkansas

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Oct. 11: @Arkansas

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Arkansas didn’t win a single game in the SEC last year. The Razorbacks will hopefully win at least one conference game in 2014, but it definitely will not come against the Crimson Tide. Moving on.

Alabama wins (6-0)

Oct. 18: Texas A&M

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Oct. 18: Texas A&M

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Playing against a Johnny Manziel-less Texas A&M team will be much easier for the Crimson Tide in 2014. Alabama managed to beat the Aggies by seven points last season. This season, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Alabama won by 14 points or more for the simple fact that Texas A&M doesn’t have a QB who can score at will anymore, and will probably struggle on defense yet again.

Alabama wins (7-0)

Oct. 25: @Tennessee

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Oct. 25: @Tennessee

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Alabama will bring its 7-0 record to Knoxville, and probably won’t have any problem improving on that record. Hopefully head coach Butch Jones is able to turn the Volunteers into a powerhouse at some point, but that probably won’t be in 2014.

Alabama wins (8-0)

Nov. 8: @LSU

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Nov. 8: @LSU

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On paper, this is Alabama’s second toughest game. It doesn’t help that the Crimson Tide will play on the road. Alabama gets the nod on offense, but Les Miles’ team will probably have an elite defense yet again. This matchup is usually a brutal one, and could very well decide the winner of the SEC West. The Tigers will have the crowd on their side, but can they really put up enough points to come away with the victory?

Alabama wins (9-0)

Nov. 15: Mississippi State

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Nov. 15: Mississippi State

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This could be the trap game of the season for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Assuming they are undefeated entering this game, they will probably be thinking about their showdown in the Iron Bowl. However, Mississippi State is on the rise, and could pull off the upset. If Saban has his guys ready, the Bulldogs shouldn’t be a problem at home.

Alabama wins (10-0)

Nov. 22: Western Carolina

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Nov. 22: Western Carolina

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Alabama could probably throw in its B team, possibly C team, and still come away with an easy victory. The Western Carolina’s of the world don’t typically knock off the Alabama’s of the world, but it certainly is not impossible. With that said, the Catamounts won two games last year.

Alabama wins (11-0)

Nov. 29: Auburn

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Nov. 29: Auburn

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The Iron Bowl always provides great entertainment. However, can you imagine how much hype this year’s matchup would have if Alabama and Auburn entered the game undefeated? I am calling it now, the winner of this one will go on to play in the national championship, just like last year. This time around, Alabama will be at home, and the Tigers won’t have a miracle play at the end of the contest.

Alabama wins (12-0)

Trevor Lowry is a Content Associate at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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