Photo report: Tide trounces Rebels

Coming into the game, Ole Miss was ranked 21st while Bama was 24th. And Rebel fans were crowing about their high-powered air attack, led by their second-generation quarterback phenom, Eli Manning. <br><br>But it turned out to be a typical Mississippi team, decent enough offensively but still trailing far behind the Tide on defense.

Alabama quarterback Tyler Watts (14) is dragged down after a short gain by Mississippi's Charlie Anderson (85) and Germain Landrum (56) in the first quarter of their game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Alabama receiver Dre Fulgham (3) is stopped after a gain by Mississippi's Kelvin Robinson (39) in the first half of their game. Alabama beat 21st ranked Mississippi 42-7. Fulgham finished with 87 yards on three catches and a touchdown. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning (10) is sacked by Alabama's Jarret Johnson (96) for a 10-yard loss in the second quarter. Manning had only been sacked four times coming into the game; the Tide got him down three times and hit him on countless other plays. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Injured Alabama quarterback Tyler Watts (14) gets assistance from trainers as Mississippi defender Josh Cooper (99) stands nearby in the second quarter of their game. Watts had his ankle/foot retaped, but he did not return to the game. In limited action he was four-of-six passing for 43 yards. Watts also ran for 12 yards. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Brodie Croyle listens as Coach Franchione calls in the play. Despite a couple of mistakes, Croyle had a good game, accounting for 165 yards of offense and one touchdown pass.

Alabama running back Santonio Beard (34) reacts after scoring on a 17-yard touchdown run against 21st ranked Mississippi. Beard tied an Alabama scoring record with five rushing touchdowns in the 42-7 destruction of Ole Miss. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Mississippi coach David Cutcliffe looks toward the scoreboard near the end of a 42-7 defeat by Alabama. The Tide now leads Ole Miss in the series 8-40-2, while Cutcliffe's personal record against Alabama fell to 1-4. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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