Alabama sports the best offense in the country. It was other-worldly last Saturday. But consider the competition.
Left with little defensive talent, Kiffin in his first season at Ole Miss hasn’t hidden the fact his Rebels have to outscore everybody. Opponents are scoring a touchdown once every 10.4 snaps. Alabama quarterback Mac Jones had more pass completions of at least 20 yards (seven) than incompletions (four). “I joked with Coach [Saban] afterwards,” Kiffin said. “‘I thought they played defense in the SEC.'”
Ole Miss’ defense through three games is giving up 8.79 yards per play, which is worst in the country. To give you an idea how wretched that is, North Texas, ranked 71st in that metric, is close to a yard-and-a-half lower than the Rebels.
Georgia, by the way, ranks second, at 3.70. ‘Bama will face more resistance this week.