Alabama’s schedule has been pretty easy to start the 2019 season. That perception probably won’t change as they head to Columbia to take on South Carolina.
The Crimson Tide have gotten off to a blazing start in 2019, easily dispatching Duke and New Mexico State by a combined score of 104-13. They will face their first true road game this weekend when they take on SEC foe South Carolina.
The Gamecocks are coming off a blowout win of their own, beating Charleston Southern of the FCS 72-10. But that win came after a frustrating loss to North Carolina.
If South Carolina couldn’t beat the Tar Heels, winning against Alabama may be too tall of an order.
Here are the details for the Alabama-South Carolina game:
Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
Spread: Alabama -25
Announcers: Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson
South Carolina is one of the few SEC teams that Alabama doesn’t have a winning streak against. Nick Saban is only 1-1 against the Gamecocks since taking over as head coach of the Crimson Tide, and lost his last game to South Carolina in 2010.
But the Gamecocks are being coached by former Saban assistant Will Muschamp – and Nick Saban is a perfect 16-0 against his former assistants. Two of those wins came over Muschamp when he was head coach of Florida.