WATCH: D.K. Metcalf burns Alabama for 75-yard TD on first play of game

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

In order to compete with the Alabama Crimson Tide, you have to strike early with big plays. Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf provided the Rebels with just that on Saturday.

On Ole Miss’ first play of the game, Metcalf exploded past Alabama’s defensive back and hauled in a pass from Jordan Ta’amu then took it the distance for a 75-yard touchdown.

Just like that, the Rebels jumped out to an early lead with a huge big play to grab some momentum. Given how loaded Ole Miss is on offense, this game could quickly turn into an exciting SEC shootout.