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CBS Sports analyst predicts huge upset victory for Mississippi over Alabama in Tuscaloosa

Lane Kiffin answers questions at the 2021 SEC Media Days
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National media wants Lane Kiffin to be the first former Nick Saban assistant to beat him.

ESPN’s Chris Doering (former Gators receiver) is predicting an upset for Mississippi.

He has stated all week that Ole Miss will travel to Tuscaloosa and get the win. On Tuesday, another personality gave his thoughts on the intriguing matchup. Aaron Taylor, an analyst for CBS Sports, sees a big upset for the Rebels.

“We started this show off talking about the parity party,” Taylor said. “We talked about chaos, and that’s why Alabama is going down in this game. Ole Miss is going to pull this off. Alabama is not able to run the ball as well as they did last year. Ole Miss is a better version of themselves this year than they were last. Alabama is not, and that’s the difference. Ole Miss wins.

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Mississippi defeated the Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2015. Chad Kelly was its starting quarterback, and he the Rebels to a 43-37 victory. Alabama has won 56 of its last 58 games at home, despite losses coming against Ole Miss and LSU (2019).

Alabama was challenged by Florida two weeks ago. Mississippi, on the other hand, has not faced a marquee opponent yet.

Las Vegas has the Tide as a -14.5 point favorite, but we’ll see what happens.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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