Today’s Alabama Crimson Tide football game has a very different tone that last week’s. Last Saturday we wanted to watch Alabama football game live to see how they fared against No. 1 Mississippi State. Now that Bama took care of business, the Tide are the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings and hosting FCS Western Carolina. As we watch Western Carolina vs Alabama Crimson Tide live online free streaming today’s Bama game should be a blowout.
Kickoff for the Alabama vs Western Carolina game is scheduled for 4pm Eastern / 1pm Pacific. It’s being televised live on SEC TV.
The Alabama football program was on shaky ground for two weeks while sitting at the No. 5 spot in the playoff rankings. With a sound victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs last week, the Tide are almost control their own fate at this point. The College Football Playoff Committee seemed to want Alabama to get a signature win before putting them in their top four. Trouncing the then-No. 1 team provided just that victory, and Alabama is poised to pad their No. 1 lead as we watch today’s Alabama football game.
Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban has his team exactly where he wants it headed into today’s Western Carolina vs Alabama game. Having played two tough games and looking at just two more remaining, the Tide were nursing some injuries. Saban let the team take Monday off, with a banged-up tailback T.J. Yeldon and receiver DeAndrew White making most of the rest to heal some nagging pains.
Today’s Alabama football game is hardly the first time the Tide have faced Western Carolina. The 7-4 Catamounts have faced off against the Crimson Tide for more than a decade, losing over that period by a combined score of 153-6. Western Carolina did play an FBS team earlier this season (South Florida), with QB Troy Mitchell passing for 374 yards. He also passed for 339 yards last weekend to go with 109 rushing yards and a total of six touchdowns.
The Crimson Tide defense won’t likely let Mitchell’s success continue. Last Saturday Alabama contained the read-option work of Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott. They also kept the SEC’s No. 2 running back, Josh Robinson, quiet and in check. With a new No. 1 ranking and the college football playoffs distinctly on their radar, look for Alabama’s defense to continue the domination Alabama’s enjoyed over Western Carolina for the past decade.
Alabama has now won 14 straight games at home, and today’s Western Carolina vs Alabama game is in Tuscaloosa. That doesn’t bode well for the Catamounts. You can watch Western Carolina vs Alabama Crimson Tide live online free streaming on the Crimson Tide TV website. Today’s Bama game is also on SEC TV, but it’s not on the CBS SEC Live broadcast, so you can’t watch the Alabama football game live online using the CBS SEC package like last week against Mississippi State.