The Alabama Crimson Tide take on The Citadel Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Here are the game notes, radio, television, and Livestream information needed to cheer on the Tide.
No. 1 ranked University of Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 SEC) vs. unranked, The Citadel (4-5, 4-4 SOCON) – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.
Time: 11:00 a.m. Central Time
Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Stadium Capacity: 101,821
Expected Forecast at Game Time: Sunny – 60 degrees – winds at 3-mph.
Television Information: SEC Network
Television Announcers: Play-by-Play: Dave Neal, Analyst: D.J. Shockley, Sideline: Dawn Davenport
Radio Info: Crimson Tide Sports Network; Eli Gold as Play-by-Play announcer, John Parker Wilson as color analyst, and Rashad Johnson as sideline reporter. CTSN on: Sirius/XM: 99/190
Livestream Info: Watch ESPN
Vegas Odds: from Odds Shark The Alabama Crimson Tide opened as a 51.5 point favorite and the number has hit 53 points. The Alabama Crimson Tide is projected to cover the spread.
Next up for Bama: The University of Alabama Crimson Tide returns to Tuscaloosa for a Nov. 24 game against the universally reviled Auburn Tigers.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Saturday will be a great opportunity for Crimson Tide fans to see younger and less experienced players in action.
The last time an Alabama Crimson Tide team faced a SOCON opponent was 2017. The result was the Crimson Tide 56, Mercer 0.
SEE MORE: Alabama Crimson Tide Game Notes
The Citadel Bulldogs
The only thing The Citadel and Alabama football have in common is itself a bit of a stretch. The University of Alabama helped form the Southern Conference (SOCON) in 1921. By 1929, the league included 22 teams. Alabama football left the Southern Conference in 1932 to join several other schools to form the Southeastern Conference. Both the SEC and the ACC were spinoffs from the Southern Conference. The Citadel joined the league in 1936.
What to expect
Other than the Crimson Tide players in line for a redshirt season, the Alabama Crimson Tide will come close to unloading its bench against the Bulldogs. Absolutely nothing can transpire to make this game anything but a mismatch. The biggest challenge for Alabama football will be to come out of the game with no new or no worsened injuries.
The Bulldogs will pocket $500K for the game. That is pretty good money for a school with less than 4,000 enrollment. The experience for The Citadel players may be somewhat painful but even more, it will be priceless.