Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin told fans to “get your popcorn” ready right before kickoff against Alabama, Saturday, and the Crimson Tide proceeded to drop 28 first-half points on the Rebels.
Ole Miss’ offense sputtered on its first drive as it turned the ball over on downs, and Alabama capitalized immediately. Alabama scored a touchdown on the following series. The 13-play, 94-yard drive was capped by a 16-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Young to John Metchie III.
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The scoring wouldn’t stop there.
Another turnover on downs for Ole Miss on its second drive turned into another Alabama touchdown.
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Fans went after Kiffin on Twitter after the popcorn remark.
The Crimson Tide scored four touchdowns on five drives in the first half and went into the locker room with a 28-0 lead. Twenty-one of their 28 points came in the second quarter.
Bryce Young led the way with 101 passing yards and two touchdown passes. Running back Brian Robinson Jr. had two rushing touchdowns on 71 yards. Metchie and Cameron Latu each had a touchdown catch. Slade Bolden had three catches for 29 yards. Six different Alabama players had catches before the half.
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Saban entered the game undefeated against former assistant coaches like Kiffin.