How Ole Miss leading receiver compared Alabama DBs to Florida

March 27, 2016 – 07:03 am
New Traxis DBS6100HD FTA

Ole Miss got no favors with its September schedule. No. 1 Alabama comes to Oxford less than two weeks after facing No. 2 Florida State in Orlando.

Those are two of the best defenses in the nation, littered with NFL talent for the Rebels' high-octane offense to face. Both had top-five secondaries, according to multiple preseason rankings.

It didn't end well on Labor Day as an explosive first half and a 28-6 lead dissolved into a 45-34 Rebel loss.

Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram was among the six Rebels with catches covering 20-plus yards against the Seminoles. There were certainly successes in the passing game that night, but Engram also knows things will clamp down further at 2:30 p.m. Saturday when Alabama comes to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

"(Alabama's) defensive backs are a little bit better, " said Engram, who had nine catches for 121 yards and a touchdown against the Seminoles. "Florida State had some good DBs here and there but I think Alabama's secondary has improved tremendously all around, from corner to safety to nickel. I think that's the big difference.

"I think (Alabama's) secondary is more sound. I know Florida State has a lot of great talent and good players but I think Alabama's defense is more sound all around."

The Seminoles, though allowing 313 passing yards, intercepted Chad Kelly three times in the win. One of the picks was off the hands of a receiver but the other two were on the quarterback who was harassed all night by the front seven. Kelly was sacked five times while being hurried several other times.

That model fits the pass-rush Alabama formula Alabama's cultivated the past two seasons. It led the country in sacks last fall and has seven through two games this September. The ability to impact the quarterback with the front seven allows the Tide to take fewer risks with blitzing defensive backs.

"In these first games, I don't think we've been challenged like well be challenged this particular week, " Alabama coach Nick Saban said. "I think we've done a pretty good job on the back end. We did give up a couple of explosive plays. I think the key to playing well against a team like Ole Miss with the kind of offense they play, it takes a tremendous amount of disciplined eye control for you to make sure you do your responsibility because every time you don't, they seem to be able to take advantage of it, especially with their quarterback. This will be the greatest challenge that we've had with this group."

The biggest play Alabama's defense allowed through two weeks was a 59-yard pass completed via WKU trick play last week.

Ole Miss brings a deep group of receivers even after losing Laquon Treadwell to the NFL. Four different players caught touchdown passes against FSU with eight recording catches. Engram paces the group with 11 total catches for 164 yards.

"They still got a great receiving core, " said Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick. "They got a whole bunch of receivers that are fast, physical, big. They go up for the ball and they can run down the field and challenge you vertically. We got to be real physical with them and run with them. They're a great receiving core."

Top Ole Miss receivers

- Evan Engram 11-164, 1 TD

Source: www.al.com

Pyle Stereo Radio Headunit Receiver & Waterproof Speaker Kit, Aux (3.5mm) MP3 Input, USB Flash & SD Card Readers, Remote Control, Includes (2) 5.25'' Speakers, Single DIN (White)
Car Audio or Theater (Sound Around)
  • System includes Stereo Radio Receiver and (2) Waterproof 5.25Speakers - Single DIN Universal Standard - Includes Remote Control
  • Aux (3.5mm) Input Connector Jack - Connect & Stream Music from Your Favorite Devices (Smartphones, Tablets, MP3 Players, etc.)
  • 30 Radio Preset Radio Station Memory - Rear RCA (L/R) Stereo Line Output Connector Jacks - Random + Repeat Song Functions
  • Digital LCD Display with Button Illumination Controls - 4 x 40 Watt Power Receiver System - EQ Audio Configuration
  • MP3 Digital Audio File Support: USB & SD Memory Card Readers - 100 Watt Power Speakers - Universal OEM Replacement Sizes
  • Speaker Total Diameter: 5.98- Speaker Cut-Out Diameter: 4.92- Speaker Mounting Depth: 1.37
TNP Digital to Analog Audio Converter Box Adapter - Converts Optical Coaxial or SPDIF Toslink Signal to Stereo RCA L/R (Red/White) Sound Signal or 3.5mm AUX Auxiliary Jack Plug
BISS (TNP Products)
  • Converts Coaxial or Toslink Optical digital audio to analog RCA L/R audio and 3.5mm audio output simultaneously
  • 24-bit S/PDIF incoming bit stream on left and right channels; Electromagnetic-noise-free transmission, Plug and Play, Easy to install
  • Auto sensing input selection with priority given to SPDIF; disable / disconnect SPDIF input for coaxial
  • Provides electromagnetic-noise-free transmission
  • Ultra low jitter and high fidelity design using new receiver D/A converter chips
Calf Sleeve Package - Calf Compression Sleeve & Calf Support Wrap - #1 Unisex Leg Compression Socks for Shin Splint & Calf Pain Relief - Increased Performance & True Graduated Compression (Large)
Sports (Fittest Pro)
  • 100% MONEY-BACK SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - We thought of everything when designing this 4 piece knee support combo pack to ensure that you d love it! Your satisfaction...
  • FEED HUNGRY FAMILIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - No one believes in the power of feeding hungry like our brand Fittest Pro on amazon. Do you know where your next...
  • HELPS SHIN SPLINTS AND PREVENTS INJURIES - Runners are prone to lots of common inflammation injuries. These shin splint compression sleeves aid in mitigating shin...
  • EXCLUSIVE HIGH QUALITY ELASTIC CALF WRAP PAIR - Designed with criss-cross type elastic straps with velcro closure. Helps reduce swelling and relieve pain due to...
  • PROFESSIONAL GRADE COMPRESSION - When it comes to compression gear, not all are created equal. Some don t fit right & some don t work right but with Fittest...
AmazonBasics AmazonBasics Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters)
Speakers (AmazonBasics)
  • Connects audio component, like a sound bar to receiver/preamp, audio processor, DAC, or television
  • Clear, multi-channel, fiber-optic digital audio output through lightweight, flexible cable
  • Durable PVC outer layer; corrosion-resistant gold-plated connectors and buffer tubing for optimal signal transfer
  • Includes removable rubber tips to protect cable when not plugged in
  • Cable length: 6 feet (1.8 meters); 1-year limited warranty
Sound Around Stereo Radio Headunit Receiver, MP3/USB/SD Readers, CD Player, Aux (3.5mm) Input, AM/FM Radio, Single DIN (White)
Car Audio or Theater (Sound Around)
  • Versatile Digital In-Dash Stereo Radio Headunit Receiver System - Single DIN Universal Standard - Includes Remote Control
  • Aux (3.5mm) Input Connector Jack - Connect & Stream Music from Your Favorite Devices (Smartphones, Tablets, MP3 Players, etc.)
  • MP3 Digital Audio File Support: USB Flash Drive & SD Memory Card Slot Readers - AM/FM MPX-PLL Tuning Radio System
  • ID3 Tag Song Information Digital Readout - 30 Radio Preset Station Memory - Rear Stereo RCA (L/R) Line Output Connector Jack
  • Front Loading Single CD Player - Digital LCD Display with Button Illumination Control - 4 x 40 Watt Output - EQ Audio Configuration

Related posts:

  1. Dish receiver prices
  2. TV signal receiver
  3. DISH TV receiver
  4. Television Receivers
  5. Digital TV receivers