Alabama and Ole Miss played one of the craziest games of the college football season on Saturday night. It was fitting, considering the matchup between Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin.
The Crimson Tide held off the upset-minded Rebels, 63-48, in Oxford on Saturday night. The game produced 111 points and nearly 1,400 yards of total offense.
While Kiffin was unable to become the first ex-Nick Saban assistant coach to get a win against the Crimson Tide, he did make some history. Ole Miss’ 48 points are the most Alabama has allowed by an unranked foe in program history.
Kiffin revealed that he joked about the SEC’s defense following the game with Saban.
“I thought they played defense in the SEC,” Kiffin told Saban after the game on Saturday night.
Lane Kiffin said he told Nick Saban after the game, "I thought they played defense in the SEC.”
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Ole Miss’ offense played so well it had Saban wondering if they knew Alabama’s signs.
“It seemed like everything we did though they had an answer for,” Saban said postgame. “I don’t know if they had our signals or what. That’s not anything unusual. It seemed like every time we called something, they had the best play that they could have against it.”
Hopefully we get several more exciting Saban vs. Kiffin matchups in the future.