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No. 2 Alabama pounds Ole Miss

Saturday’s 52-7 whipping at the hands of the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium wasn’t always hopeless and embarrassing for the Ole Miss Rebels.

There was a point early in the game that the Rebels actually led the Crimson Tide 7-0 thanks to a 59-yard pass play from Randall Mackey to Nick Brassell and a 1-yard touchdown run by Jeff Scott two plays later.

There were a couple of other points in the first half where the defense stopped Alabama on third down and forced a punt or the special teams unit got good field position via some lengthy returns.

The high points, however, were few and far between for the overmatched Rebels, who fell to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in the Southeastern Conference. Alabama tied the game on its first possession of the contest and then methodically beat up the Rebels the remainder of the game through the running of Heisman Trophy candidate Trent Richardson, who finished with four rushing touchdowns on the night, and a defense that only yielded 69 total yards to the Rebels after their initial 72-yard scoring drive. (October 17, 2011, Page 1B)

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