Needless to say, Ole Miss has been pretty dreadful the last couple of years: 4-8 in 2010 and 2-10 in 2011. With the exception of a pair of 9 win seasons in 2008 and 2009, they were pretty dreadful for a good 4-5 years before that too. Though they still have a long way to go to be contenders in the SEC, there have been signs of improvement under new head coach Hugh Freeze and the Rebels are off to one of their best starts over the last decade or so. At 3-1, the Rebel offense is putting up 36.8 points per game, good for 29th overall in the FBS (though the 49 points they put up on FCS team Central Arkansas skews those stats a good bit.)
Alabama, on the other hand, currently has the second best scoring defense in the nation. They're surrendering a mere 5.25 points per game (21 points total.) 7 of those came in garbage time against Florida Atlantic when Alabama was emptying its bench.
Though anything can happen on a given Saturday, Alabama (a 32 point favorite), should win this game pretty easily. And yes, I'm aware that Nick Saban won't like that statement, but I'm just saying what everyone is thinking. My question is this: given the strength of Alabama's defense, how many points do you think the Ole Miss offense scores on Saturday?