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Former Alabama QB Greg McElroy Makes Prediction For Game vs. Ole Miss

Greg McElroy speaks with reporters at an event.

DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 10: Former American football quarterback Greg McElroy attends the ESPN College Football Playoffs Night of Champions at Centennial Hall on January 10, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for ESPN)

No. 1 Alabama plays No. 12 Ole Miss this weekend in a game that many are predicting to be a high-octane shootout. So what does ESPN analyst and former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy think about the matchup?

Speaking to Paul Finebaum on Monday, McElroy predicted that the Alabama-Ole Miss game won't be especially close. Naturally, McElroy is taking his alma mater to win the game.

But McElroy is predicting his former team to win by about two touchdowns. "I'd be surprised if it wasn't by 2 TDs or so," he said.

The Crimson Tide are favored by 14.5 points over the Rebels this weekend. But the over/under is currently set at a whopping 79 points.

Given that the two teams combined for over 110 points last year, a big-time shootout seems imminent.

Ole Miss currently boasts the highest-scoring offense in the nation. They're averaging 54.7 points per game and are coming off a bye week. Their weakness is the defense, which ranks 50th, allowing over 20 points per game.

Alabama is scoring at only a slightly slower rate than the Rebels - albeit against teams like Miami and Florida - averaging 46.5 points per game and ranking 4th in the nation. But their defense is also better, allowing under 18 points per game, good for 27th in the nation.

The Crimson Tide have not lost to the Rebels in over five years. Greg McElroy doesn't believe that streak will end this weekend.

Will Alabama come out on top against Ole Miss this weekend?