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Alabama vs. Ole Miss: Game Time, Channel, Spread, Announcers

Trent Richardson runs the ball for Alabama against OIe Miss.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 16: Trent Richardson #3 of the Alabama Crimson Tide pushes for more yardage against Mike Marry #52 and Lawon Scott #96 of the Ole Miss Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Once upon a time, Ole Miss was one of the most dangerous games on Alabama's annual schedule. Under Hugh Freeze, the Rebels picked up back-to-back wins in the SEC West rivalry in 2014 and 2015.

Alabama remains one of college football's elite programs. With Freeze ousted amid scandal, and the NCAA hitting the program with violations, the Rebels haven't had the same success maintaining the program that the now-Liberty head coach built.

In Freeze's final year, Alabama won 48-43 in Oxford. In the two years since, the Tide have won by a combined score of 128 to 10.

The game returns to Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa this weekend. Ole Miss will try to close the gap a bit, but based on the early betting line, an Alabama rout is still very much the expected outcome.

The Tide and Rebels face off on CBS during the mid-day slate tomorrow afternoon.

Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

Channel: CBS

Spread: Alabama -37.5

Over/Under: 60

Announcers:Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Jamie Erdahl

The SEC looks strong as ever this season, with Georgia consistently competing at the top of the sport under Kirby Smart, and LSU's offense emerging as a power for the first time in years. The Crimson Tide may have some serious competition at the top of the league.

Even if they drop a game, like the often-tricky Iron Bowl against Auburn, Alabama would be favored to make it to the College Football Playoff yet again. In that event ESPN's Football Power Index gives 'Bama a 78-percent chance of making the four-team field, which it has never missed.

Just a few years ago, we learned that 'Bama has the ability to make the Playoff even without appearing in the SEC title game.

Ole Miss is 2-2 to start the year, but it has had to contend with a pretty tough opening stretch. The Rebels lost to the Memphis Tigers in Week 1, 15-10. Memphis is 4-0 and is on the short list of best Group of Five teams in the country. They handled Arkansas and FCS program Southeast Louisiana, but then fell to Cal, one of the sport's breakout teams thus far, last week.

Now, Matt Luke's team faces its toughest test of the entire season on Saturday.