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Alabama Crimson Tide football question of the day

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Alabama will travel to South Carolina Saturday for its SEC opener at 2:30 p.m. CT inside Williams-Brice Stadium. The Crimson Tide is currently a 25.5-point favorite, according to VegasInsider.com.

Alabama’s last trip to Columbia, S.C. came in 2010 when the top-ranked Crimson Tide was upset 35-21 by the No. 19 Gamecocks. This year’s matchup will pit Alabama head coach Nick Saban against his former assistant Will Muschamp. Saban is 16-0 when facing former assistants after they have become head coaches. He’s currently 2-0 against Muschamp with both wins coming while the former assistant was the head coach at Florida.

Today’s question — How will Saturday’s game play out?

Kyle Henderson: I feel that Alabama will dominate this game to be honest. We really haven’t seen the potency from Alabama as it has not had to unleash it in the first two games. I think the difference in this game will be Alabama’s pass rush and freshman quarterback Ryan Hillinski. Watch for Terrell Lewis and Anfernee Jennings to play a big role Saturday and create a lot of opportunities for the secondary to make plays. Nick Saban and Alabama are about to send a message to the rest of college football in Week 3.

Tony Tsoukalas: This game won’t be as easy as some are expecting, but Alabama will still win by three scores. This will be the first true road game for a young Crimson Tide defense, and it will be interesting to see how some of the freshmen deal with their toughest adversity to date. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few mistakes from Alabama early. However, South Carolina doesn’t have the firepower to keep up with the Crimson Tide over 60 minutes. Alabama wins 34-10 with a big day from Jaylen Waddle on offense.

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