The Alabama Crimson Tide hosts Mississippi State on Saturday. Here is your first look at the Bulldogs.
SEASON SO FAR (7-2, 3-2 SEC)
|09/02/2017||Charleston So.||W 49-0|
|09/09/2017||at Louisiana Tech||W 57-21|
|09/23/2017||at Georgia||L 31-3|
|09/30/2017||at Auburn||L 49-10|
|10/28/2017||at Texas A&M||W 35-14|
|ALA OFF PPG||40.9||33.9||MSU OFF PPG|
|ALA DEF PPG||9.8||18.0||MSU DEF PPG|
|ALA TOTAL OFF||477.4||428.8||MSU TOTAL OFF|
|ALA PASSING OFF||199.0||169.4||MSU PASSING OFF|
|ALA RUSHING OFF||278.4||259.3||MSU RUSHING OFF|
|ALA TOTAL DEF||243.8||289.3||MSU TOTAL DEF|
|ALA PASSING DEF||168.0||165.2||MSU PASSING DEF|
|ALA RUSHING DEF||75.8||124.1||MSU RUSHING DEF|
|ALA TO MARGIN||1.22||0.22||MSU TO MARGIN|
|ALA MASSEY COMP&||2||18||MSU MASSEY COMP|
& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.
INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS
|11/05/17||WR||Donald Gray||Groin||is "?" Saturday vs. Alabama|
|11/05/17||WR||Gabe Myles||Foot||is "?" Saturday vs. Alabama|
|11/05/17||DB||Johnathan Abram||Targeting Suspension||is OUT 1st Half Saturday vs. Alabama|
|11/05/17||WR||Keith Mixon||Undisclosed||is "?" Saturday vs. Alabama|
|11/05/17||OL||Michael Story||Knee||is "?" Saturday vs. Alabama|
|10/10/17||WR||Malik Dear||Knee||out for season|
|09/04/17||DL||Chauncey Rivers||Redshirt||out for season|
This could be one of the biggest challenges of the season for Alabama. They are facing a well-coached and dangerous team on its home field. Back in 1980, the then unheralded Bulldogs hosted the two-time defending national champion Crimson Tide, coached by legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant. Mississippi State came away 6-3 winners in a thriller. The Tide had driven to the State 4-yard line in the final moments of the game. However, a Bulldogs linebacker forced a fumble which ended the game. Coach Bryant visited the Mississippi State locker room after the game to give congratulations to the winners. This week Bama cannot overlook State. This MSU team is much better and well-coached than that 1980 Bulldog squad. Anything less than 100 percent effort could be dangerous for the Tide.
Saturday's game kicks off at 6 pm CT and can be seen on ESPN.