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Slowing Alexander a key for Rebels

Updated: October 15, 1999, 5:55 PM ET
Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. -- Just like other teams before them, Mississippi plans to focus on stopping Shaun Alexander.

Maybe the No. 22 Rebels, who rank second nationally in rushing defense, can at least slow down the Alabama running back. That might be the only way to beat the rested and 11th-ranked Crimson Tide (4-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference).

In every game this season, Alexander has rushed for over 100 yards and has also scored 13 touchdowns -- 10 rushing and three receiving. ...

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