Alabama vs Chattanooga Game Preview: Everything You Need To Know Before Kickoff
The Alabama Crimson Tide will host its final non-conference game of the regular season when Chattanooga comes to town on Saturday. Get set for a night game with this preview of what to expect.
No. 1 Alabama (10-0, 7-0 SEC) vs Chattanooga (8-2, 6-2 SOCON)
When: Saturday, November 19 at 6:00 PM CT
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa
Weather: Clear night but cooler. Temperatures will start in the low 50s or upper 40s and finish in the low 40s. With a 5-10 mph breeze, it could actually feel like it's in the 30s.
TV: ESPN2 (Play-by-play: Dave Neal, color analyst: Matt Stinchcomb, sideline reporter: Olivia Harlan)
Radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network (Play-by-play: Eli Gold, color analyst: Phil Savage, sideline reporter: Chris Stewart). Listen on 95.3 the Bear and Tide 102.9 in Tuscaloosa.
Spread: There is no point spread on the board for this game, according to Bovada. The Crimson Tide is 7-3 against the spread in 2016.
Series History: These two programs will meet for the 13th time. Alabama won the previous 12 meetings. Nick Saban is 2-0 against Chattanooga with wins in 2009 and 2013 by a combined 94-0.
Last Meeting: Six different Alabama players scored touchdowns en route to a 49-0 victory in 2013. Kenyan Drake, Derrick Henry, Chris Black, and Dee Hart all scored rushing touchdowns while Kevin Norwood and Amari Cooper caught touchdown passes from AJ McCarron. The Crimson Tide defense held Chattanooga to eight first downs and 175 total yards.
Last Week: Alabama matched its largest margin of victory this season with a 51-3 win over Mississippi State. Quarterback Jalen Hurts became the first player in school history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 more. The freshman was also responsible for five total touchdowns, and three of those went to wide receiver ArDarius Stewart.
Chattanooga quarterback threw for four touchdowns but it wasn't enough to beat Wofford last Saturday. Chattanooga suffered just its second loss of the season, 36-28. The Mocs gave up 247 rushing yards and turned the ball over twice in the defeat.