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Alabama vs. Mississippi State prediction and game preview. Projecting who wins the SEC West matchup between the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs.


Alabama vs. Mississippi State Game Preview

When: Saturday, November 12 – 12:00 p.m. ET
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
TV Broadcast: ESPN

The Alabama defense dominated LSU, holding the Tigers to 125 of total offense as the Crimson Tide stayed undefeated with a 10-0 win in Baton Rouge. Quarterback Jalen Hurts was once again dynamic with his legs, rushing for 114 yards and the lone touchdown in the game.

Mississippi State jumped on Texas A&M early and never gave in, holding on for the 35-28 upset of the Aggies. Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald did it with his arm and legs, throwing for 209 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 182 yards and two touchdowns.

What To Know About Alabama

Hurts continues to play beyond his years, but he did make a couple of freshman mistakes in the win against LSU. He used his legs to do most of the damage, and the rushing duo of Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough adds even more firepower to the offense. Mississippi State is 104th in the nation in passing yards allowed per game, so Hurts will try to take advantage with wide receivers Calvin Ridley and ArDarius Stewart being threats downfield.

For the Crimson Tide defense, it is a matter of stopping Fitzgerald and making the Bulldogs beat you with other players.

What to Know About Mississippi State

That was a heck of a performance by Fitzgerald, but this is the Alabama defense he is going against this week. Trusting one guy to do so much against the Crimson Tide usually comes back to haunt teams. Other players will have to step up for the Bulldogs to have a chance.

Defensively, keeping contain on Hurts and not letting him beat you with his legs is imperative to stopping this Alabama offense. There are way too many weapons on the Crimson Tide side of the ball, though. The Bulldogs defense will need their best effort of the season.

Advantages

Offense: Alabama. Scarbrough gives them a bruiser at running back.

Defense: Alabama. Could this seriously be Nick Saban’s best unit since arriving in Tuscaloosa? They have the chance.

Special Teams: Alabama. The Crimson Tide kickoff coverage is top notch.

Coaching: Alabama. Saban won’t be happy until all foes are vanquished.

Intangibles: Alabama. And this Crimson Tide team won’t be happy with anything less than a national title.

Matchup To Watch

Nick Fitzgerald vs. Alabama defense

If Fitzgerald can’t create magic, the Bulldogs have no chance.

Alabama vs. Mississippi State Betting Odds

Spread: Alabama -29
Over/Under: None available at time of publication.

Alabama vs. Mississippi State Prediction

This Alabama team has few weaknesses, if any. That has been proven all season with domination of opponents at almost all time. That will continue, as the Bulldogs looked better in the win against A&M, but is nowhere near the level that Alabama is on right now. Hurts will be able to throw and run the ball against the Bulldogs defense, and the Crimson Tide will shut down Fitzgerald as their record improves to 10-0 and a big Iron Bowl game awaits in two weeks.

Alabama vs. Mississippi State Score Prediction: Alabama 48, Mississippi State 13

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