Alabama kept its slim College Football Playoff hopes alive with a 30-24 win at Ole Miss on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide (8-2) were No. 8 in the latest CFP rankings that were released Tuesday night, which means they need to keep winning and get a whole lot of help.

Nick Saban’s team closes the season with home games against Austin Peay and Auburn, and it will be heavily favored to win both.

During Wednesday’s SEC coaches teleconference, Saban was asked about how his team has handled the adversity it has faced this season.

“I think this team put a lot of pressure on themselves,” Saban said. “… They had very high goals and expectations for what they wanted to accomplish, as did a lot of external people as well. Sometimes when you do that, the pressure you put on yourself can take away some of that enjoyment. … I’m not saying our team was like that, I’m just saying when you have high expectations and you become very outcome-oriented, those things start happening.”

Saban was also asked Wednesday to assess Bryce Young’s play this season

“Whatever we’ve asked him to do, he’s done a good job of it,” Saban said. “We’ll continue to try to build on that.”

And finally on Wednesday, Saban was asked about having a reliable kicker like Will Reichard and how that impacts games.

“We’re always trying to score a touchdown,” Saban said. “We don’t say we’re going to call a conservative play here so we can kick a field goal. … Unless the situation of the game dictates that all you need is a field goal, we’re always trying to score a touchdown. … We love Will Reichard. … The guy’s been one of the most consistent performers on the team.”

The Crimson Tide and the Governors will face off at noon (ET) Saturday. The game will be televised by ESPN+ and the SEC Network+.