[7:08 PM] Chattanooga @ #1 Alabama

How many POINTS will Chattanooga SCORE?

3 Points or Fewer

4 Points or More


Top-ranked Alabama takes a break from the rigors of the SEC and looks to increase its national-best winning streak to 23 when it hosts FCS foe Chattanooga on Saturday. The Crimson Tide are ranked No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings and certainly don’t appear in jeopardy of relinquishing that spot against the Mocs. The Crimson Tide routed Mississippi State 51-3 in the previous contest for their third victory by 46 or more points this season.

The Mocs, who are ranked 11th in the FCS Coaches Poll, dropped a 36-28 decision to Wofford last Saturday as they set season lows for total offense (265) and rushing offense (88).

The Mocs lost 52-13 against Florida State last season in their most-recent contest against a major program. Junior quarterback Alejandro Bennifield has fared well against FCS competition and has passed for 2,067 yards and 23 touchdown passes while being intercepted just seven times.

Freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts has exceeded all expectations while passing for 2,003 yards and 15 touchdowns and running for 735 yards and 11 scores. Sophomore running back Damien Harris holds the team rushing lead with 759 yards but has reached the end zone just once as Hurts has thrived when the Crimson Tide get in scoring range. Alabama ranks second in scoring defense (12.2) and total defense (259.5) and leads the nation in rushing defense (68.8) and has received terrific efforts from senior defensive end Jonathan Allen (seven sacks), senior outside linebacker Tim Williams (team-best eight sacks) and senior outside linebacker Ryan Anderson (team-best 14 1/2 tackles for losses).

Alabama has won all 12 meetings and blanked Chattanooga in two contests during Saban’s tenure – 45-0 in 2009 and 49-0 in 2013.


StreakSmarts Pick: 3 Points or Fewer

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick