Today’s Crimson Tide schedule
• Men’s tennis: Country Club of Birmingham Collegiate Invitational, all day
• Volleyball: Georgia at Alabama, 7 p.m.
How to watch the Crimson Tide
· Volleyball: Georgia at Alabama, 7 p.m.
· Football: Alabama at LSU, Saturday 7 p.m., CBS, Live Audio
Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results
• Men’s tennis: Sophomore Riccardo Roberto lost to No. 6 seed Justin Butsch 6-1, 4-1, ret., at the USTA $15k Futures tournament in Birmingham.
• Women’s basketball: Exhibition, Alabama 82, Mississippi College, 53: Freshman De’Sha Benjamin had 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while sophomore Ariyah Copeland had nine points and 14 rebounds.
Did you notice?
• Former Alabama center Bradley Bozeman and his fiancé Nikki Hegstetter, a former Crimson Tide basketball player, are trying to take their anti-bullying campaign to new level in Baltimore. They formed the Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation in the spring and visited 20 schools in Alabama before the draft. According to the Baltimore Sun, the message from the Ravens offensive lineman includes: “I might look like a 320-pound football player now, but when I was your age, I was just a short fat kid. … It’s your life and you only get one of them,’’ Bozeman tells the kids. “You don’t want to let somebody else determine whether you enjoy it.”
• LSU defensive end Rashard Lawrence told The Advocate that it’s crazy how Alabama has been so efficient and productive with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa running the offense. “I tried not to watch too much [tape], because it gets kind of boring watching them just run up and down the field on everybody.”
• Since he doesn’t have to face Alabama this season, Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason was asked if he was at LSU which would he focus on trying to stop, the Crimson Tide’s running game or passing attack? “What I would do is focus on the run because if Alabama hits you with run and pass, play-action’s going to be a long day at the office for the secondary. Get the run game going, because the play-action creates separation between the second- and third-level defenders.”
On this date in Crimson Tide history …
November 2, 1985: Freshman Gene Jelks became the first black player in Alabama history to top 100 yards in both rushing and receiving during a game. He had 18 carries for 168 yards and three receptions for 120 to lead Alabama’s 44-28 victory over Mississippi State. Amazingly, he didn’t score a touchdown. – Bryant Museum
Crimson Tide quote of the day:
"To be honest with you, I hope we elect to kick ass."– Nick Saban when asked what he’ll elect to do if the Crimson Tide wins the coin toss for No. 1 Alabama at No. 3 LSU on Thursday night.
How to watch this week’s college football games
Includes games with ranked teams, SEC teams, local teams or prominent broadcasts:
Friday, November 2(all times CT)
Pittsburgh at No. 23 Virginia, ESPN2
Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m., CBSSN
Colorado at Arizona, 9:30 p.m. FS1
Saturday, November 3
Louisville at No. 2 Clemson, 11 a.m., ABC
Nebraska at No. 8 Ohio State, 11 a.m., Fox
No. 22 Syracuse at Wake Forest, 11 a.m., ACC Network
No. 25 Texas A&M at Auburn, 11 a.m., ESPN
South Carolina at Ole Miss, 11 a.m., SEC Network
South Alabama at Arkansas State, 2 p.m., ESPN+
No. 6 Georgia at No. 11 Kentucky, 2:30 p.m., CBS
No. 12 West Virginia at No. 15 Texas, 2:30 p.m., Fox
No. 19 Iowa at Purdue, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2
Louisiana at Troy, 2:30 p.m., ESPN+
No. 14 Penn State at No. 5 Michigan, 2:45 p.m., ESPN
No. 24 Boston College at Virginia Tech, 2:45 p.m., ACC Network
Missouri at No. 13 Florida, 3 p.m., SEC Network
No. 16 Utah at Arizona State, 3 p.m., Pac-12 Network
Charlotte at Tennessee, 3 p.m., SEC Network Alternative
No. 17 Houston at SMU, 6 p.m., ESPNU
No. 3 Notre Dame at Northwestern, 6:15 p.m., ESPN
Louisiana Tech at No. 21 Mississippi State, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network
No. 1 Alabama at No. 4 LSU, 7 p.m., CBS
No. 7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 7 p.m., ABC
No. 20 Fresno State at UNLV, 9:30 p.m., CBSSN
California at No. 10 Washington State, 9:45 p.m., ESPN
No. 18 Utah State at Hawaii, 10:50 p.m., Spectrum Sports