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Alabama responded to a week of soul-searching with a dominating defensive performance against Mississippi.
The Crimson Tide's offense didn't jump on the Rebels early, but Alabama turned to its ground game in the second half after the sluggish start.

T.J. Yeldon rushed for 121 yards, Kenyan Drake gained 99 and the top-ranked Crimson Tide's defense smothered normally high-octane No. 21 Mississippi in a 25-0 victory on Saturday night.

The Tide (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) regrouped after a lackluster effort against Colorado State that prompted several team leaders to speak up and a series of one-on-one chats with coach Nick Saban during the week. Saban had said Alabama players were feeling ''overwhelmed with expectations.''

The result was an SEC West matchup that turned increasingly one-sided, with the Tide outgaining the Rebels (3-1, 1-1) 434-205 in total yards.

''It'll be huge for the confidence of our players,'' Saban said.
Yeldon scored on a 68-yard run and Drake added a 50-yard scamper to revive a struggling running game that came in ranked last in the league.

Ole Miss was seeking its first 4-0 start in 43 years and a statement win. Instead the Rebels were shut out for the first time since Arkansas did it in November 1998 and dropped their 10th straight game to the SEC West power.

AJ McCarron completed 25 of 32 passes for 180 yards with an interception for Alabama, which had a second-half resurgence offensively. The Tide was held to 36 rushing yards in building a 9-0 halftime lead but gained another 218 on the ground before it was over even without center Ryan Kelly.

Saban said Kelly will miss two or three weeks with a knee injury.
Bo Wallace was 17-of-30 passing for 159 yards for the Rebels. Wallace had said early in the week that he believed ''we can put points on anybody.''
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