Mercer @ No. 1 Alabama
Current Records: Mercer 1-0; Alabama 1-0
Last Season Records: Alabama 13-0; Mercer 5-6
What to Know
The Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the Mercer Bears at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday at home. Both teams are sauntering into the matchup backed by comfortable wins in their prior games.
You can’t lose the matchup if you win every quarter, and that was precisely Bama’s strategy against the Miami (FL) Hurricanes last week. The Crimson Tide were the clear victors by a 44-13 margin over Miami (FL). With Bama ahead 27-3 at the half, the game was all but over already. Bama QB Bryce Young was slinging it as he passed for four TDs and 344 yards on 38 attempts. Near the top of the highlight reel was Young’s 94-yard TD bomb to WR Jameson Williams in the third quarter.
Special teams collected 14 points for Bama. K Will Reichard delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, Mercer kept a clean sheet against the Point University Skyhawks last Thursday and took the contest 69 to nothing. The contest was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 42 to nothing.
Their wins lifted both teams to an identical 1-0. With both the Crimson Tide and the Bears swaggering in after impressive performances, it will be interesting to see which team steps up to teach the other some humility.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
- Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium — Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- TV: SEC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
Alabama won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Nov 18, 2017 – Alabama 56 vs. Mercer 0