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ESPN Releases New Alabama-Missouri Prediction After 1st Quarter

first_imgnick saban getting criticized for end of half decision vs. georgiaATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on before the 2018 SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Who knows how long it will last, but Alabama football is getting a game right now from the Missouri Tigers.The Crimson Tide lead 13-10 and have the ball early in the second quarter, and it is far from time for an overreaction, but ‘Bama has looked a bit more shaky tonight.The Alabama defense has quietly been more vulnerable than in year’s past, especially in the secondary. Drew Lock took advantage on Mizzou’s last drive, with a gorgeous 20-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Knox.Drew Lock has ALL DAY to throw and finds Jalen Knox for the touchdown! pic.twitter.com/ErZVrhu176— Missouri Sports Podcast (@MizzouSportsPod) October 13, 2018On the other side, Tua Tagovailoa’s numbers still look good, but the six early incompletions are jarring for him, even if most quarterbacks would sign for his start every week.Tua Tagovailoa had more incompletions in the first quarter tonight (six) than he had in the last two games combined (three).— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) October 14, 2018Even with the close start, ESPN’s FPI has Alabama football as the overwhelming favorite against Missouri.At the end of the first quarter, it gave the Crimson Tide a better-than 90-percent chance to win the game.As the Tide near the end zone, that number is over 93-percent now.Nick Saban will probably be spitting fire at the half, but Alabama fans should still feel pretty good about this one.last_img read more