Reporting by WVUA 23’s Grace Campbell

The Alabama Crimson Tide and Ole Miss Rebels battled it out on the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday afternoon for Alabama’s first Southeastern Conference home game this season.

Whether fans were cheering “Hotty Toddy” or yelling, “Roll Tide,” Alabama football fans said nothing compares to SEC game days.

“I always love SEC game atmosphere,” Alabama fan Natalie Gann, said. “Usually most SEC games have a good amount of fans that travel here. They always have a good time, we always have a good time, it’s always a good turnout.”

Fans said the energy on UA’s quad for game day was something special.

“We love Alabama, Alabama fans are fantastic, the whole atmosphere is electric, we love being here, it’s wonderful,” Darby Dwyer, an Alabama football fan, said.

Fans from both teams were ready for kickoff but ‘Bama fans were confident the Tide would win.

“I’m excited. It’s going to be a great experience and atmosphere in there,” Sean Harvey, an Alabama football fan, said. “We’re going to take care of business though, that’s what it comes down to.”

While ‘Bama fans’ assumptions on winning were correct, as the Tide brought down the Rebels in a 59-31 win, some Ole Miss fans anticipated the outcome of the game since they said Alabama is, well, Alabama.

“I think Alabama is just a different team, but I don’t know, we might surprise us,” Peyton Beraell, an Ole Miss fan, said. “I think it will be a great game, but I think Alabama will cover the spread toward the second half.”

Other Ole Miss fans were hopeful they would win.

“All you really can do is hope for the best, so you know, high spirits,” Marcela Robles, an Ole Miss fan, said.

Catch the Crimson Tide on the road as they take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Oct. 12.

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