Alabama vs. Austin Peay live stream, watch online, tv channel, kick off time, football match prediction

After a dramatic win over Ole Miss, No. 8 Alabama returns home for a game to prepare for the 2022 Iron Bowl. Before Auburn comes to Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide will have a visit from the Austin Peay Governors of the FCS ranks.

Alabama showed quite a bit of resilience last weekend in Oxford, Mississippi, coming from behind in a hostile environment to pick up a big conference win. It was a hard fought fight and the Crimson Tide could get an opportunity to give their top players some rest provided they get the job done in the first half against Austin Peay. That would be good for Alabama considering a rivalry game against a resurgent Auburn team is expected over Thanksgiving weekend.

This game against Alabama will cap off a solid regular season for Austin Peay. The Governors go into this game 7-3 overall and 3-2 in the ASUN game. In his only other game against an FBS program, Austin Peay gave Western Kentucky all it could take before losing 38-27. However, this matchup against Alabama presents an infinitely more difficult challenge than playing against the Hilltoppers.

More information on how to watch Alabama’s penultimate regular season game against Austin Peay is below.

How to watch Alabama vs. Austin Peay live

Date: Saturday 19 Nov | Time: noon ET
Location: Bryant Denny Stadium – Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Live broadcast: ESPN+ | SEC Network+

See three players

Ja’Corey Brooks, Alabama WR: In a season where Alabama’s wide receivers haven’t been quite as impressive, Ja’Corey Brooks has emerged as a solid option for quarterback Bryce Young. Brooks leads the Crimson Tide with 534 yards receiving and six touchdowns at an average of 16.7 yards per game. Brooks has only rushed for 100 yards in one game this season, but he’s always been a presence on Alabama’s offense.

Dallas Turner, Alabama LB: Will Anderson gets a lot of attention, and for very good reason, but let’s not overlook Dallas Turner’s contributions to this defense. The second linebacker is another weapon in Alabama’s fearsome pass rush. In 10 games, Turner has 6.5 tackles for losses and 4.0 sacks. Austin Peay has a decent passing attack so expect Turner to be involved in slowing down the governors.

Mike DiLiello, Austin Peay QB: The Governors quarterback is second in the ASUN Conference with 230 passing yards per game and 21 touchdowns. Just a few weeks ago, in Austin Peay’s shootout win over North Alabama, DiLello threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns. He has the ability to exploit an opponent’s defense mistake. We’ll see if he can weigh on Alabama Secondary at all.

Alabama vs. Austin Peay Prediction

After a thrilling away win over Ole Miss last weekend, Alabama could come out a little sluggish with an 11 a.m. local kickoff against Austin Peay. When that happens, get the scoreboard screenshots while you can, because the Crimson Tide will likely depart well before halftime. Bryce Young and the rest of the offense could try to pad out some stats while they can, but I don’t expect the Alabama starters to play all four quarters in a blowout win. Prediction: Alabama 59, Austin Peay 6.

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