Check out the Alabama vs. Mississippi State fearless prediction and game preview.
Alabama (9-0) vs. Mississippi State (4-5) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Mississippi State is no longer the free and easy blowoff game, apparently.
The Bulldogs joined Alabama in the We Beat Texas A&M club, shocking the Aggies and the College Football Playoff chase with a 35-28 win last week. That was good, but beating the Crimson Tide would be far better.
Alabama keeps on flexing its muscles, pulling off a gritty, gut-check 10-0 win over LSU in what could turn out to be the nastiest and toughest game of the SEC season. Ole Miss was the one team to stay within double-digits of the nation’s No. 1 team, and now it’s up to the other Mississippi team to try keeping up the pace.
The Rebels stayed alive thanks to a huge day from QB Chad Kelly, and now it’ll be up to MSU QB Nick Fitzgerald to try doing the same as the one constant in a middling Bulldog attack.
The 6-5, 230-pound sophomore is a decent passer, but he’s a strong, tough runner with 839 yards and eight scores including a 182-yard day against A&M. All eight of his scores have come in the last four games, with two in each game.
But Alabama is pretty decent at clamping down on one guy.
The Crimson Tide D is No. 1 in the nation against the run and No. 2 overall, stuffing Leonard Fournette and LSU last week, not letting them breathe. And now it’s about to do the same against Fitzgerald.
The Bulldogs have been able to put up big points over the last few weeks with their limited offense, and they’ll have a few decent moments, but the defense won’t be able to clamp down on a Crimson Tide offense that’ll open it up after a sluggish first half.
Alabama vs. Mississippi State Prediction
Alabama 40, Mississippi State 6
Alabama -29, o/u: 55.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in mattress – 1: S&P 500 post-Comey letter … 2
Must See Rating: 5: Arrival* – 1: Any political show ever again after Nov. 8 … 2.5
*To be honest, it looks like yet another brutally dull sci-fi thing, but it’s 100%, so you’re supposed to see it or else.