That's a lot of points. I wouldn't be surprised if it drops below 20 by game time. We can beat them by 40, but I also have seen when everyone expects a blow out and we freaking lose, so I am staying away from 24 points.
The barn won't be laughing for much longer about how the game ended last year. We sure as shit haven't forgotten. Take the barn out of pixy dust stadium and they are toast. I want a 2008/2011/2012 style beatdown at a minimum. I'll gladly take a 2018 style beatdown but there was just something SO satisfying about 2008/2011/2012. I don't want them to even get any cosmetic points.
If they want out of the game, then the powers that be at Bama should tell them that this will be conditional. Tell them that they must come to Tuscaloosa in 2021 or something like that. They shouldn't make it easy for them to just say "we ain't playing".
For the doom and gloom weather aspect: THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: The wave will move northeast of the state, and the front gets a nudge southward again Saturday. This could very well mean the best chance of rain Saturday will be over the southern half of the state.