With both teams suffering losses, this coming weekend will mean a lot for both Alabama football and the state of Mississippi.
Both the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs are coming from losses. Alabama was upset in Tennessee, resulting in a drop of three places in the AP Top 25 to No. 6. For Mississippi State, a loss in Kentucky gave the Bulldogs their second loss of the season.
For Alabama, it’s a game that will hold its second-place finish in the SEC. For the state of Mississippi, victory symbolizes a means to get back on the hunt and put the ship back in order. It’s bound to be fun next Saturday night at Bryant Denny Stadium.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Crimson Tide vs. Bulldogs game:
How to see:
who: No. 6 Alabama vs. No. 24 Mississippi State
When: 6 p.m. CT, Saturday, October 22
Where: Bryant Denny Stadium
Live broadcast: fuboTV (start free trial)
radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network. Play-by-play Chris Stewart, analyst John Parker Wilson. SiriusXM channel 81.
Series: Alabama leads 84-18-3, including 14 in a row dating back to 2008
last meeting: Alabama defeated Mississippi State 49-9 at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, extending the Crimson Tide’s winning streak to 14 games. The Bulldogs kept the game relatively tight and went into halftime 21-6 down. However, four second-half touchdowns for the Crimson Tide were enough to send the Bulldogs home with their tails tucked.
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Alabama quarterback Bryce Young made 20 of 28 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns, while wide receiver John Metchie III led all Crimson Tide receivers with seven receptions for 117 yards and one touchdown. Roydell Williams led Alabama’s running backs with 11 carries for 78 yards.
last time out, Alabama: Young returned from injury to start the game, but a solid offensive performance wasn’t enough for Alabama as they dropped to No. 1 at the time. 6 Tennessee on a field goal when the clock ran out. The Crimson Tide lost 52-49 to go home with their first loss of the year.
Young finished the game with an impressive stat line for a quarterback returning from a shoulder injury. Young completed 35 of 52 passes for 455 yards and two touchdowns. On the ground, running back Jahmyr Gibbs led the Crimson Tide 24 carries for 103 yards and three touchdowns.
At the end of the day, however, it was Alabama’s defenses and costly penalties that spelled the downfall of the Crimson Tide.
Last time, state of Mississippi: With a 3-3 halftime score, Mississippi State entered the Kentucky visitors’ locker room with a solid shot to beat the Wildcats and improve to a 6-1 record — as did division opponents Alabama.
It wasn’t to be, however, and Kentucky pulled out all the stops to score 24 points in the second half and earn a 27-17 win. Bulldogs quarterback Will Rogers had an unusually calm performance, completing 25 of 37 passes for 203 yards, a touchdown and an interception. And with just 22 rushing yards from 10 attempts by the Mississippi State rusher, it was an overall quiet day for the Bulldogs.
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Saturday 22 October 2022
11 am CT – UT Martin at #3 Tennessee, SEC Network
2:30 pm CT – #7 Ole Miss on LSU, CBS
3:00 p.m. CT – Vanderbilt, Missouri, SEC Network
6 p.m. CT – No. 24 Mississippi State at No. 6 Alabama, ESPN
6:30 pm CT – Texas A&M in South Carolina, SEC Network