SEC Football Preview: Alabama vs. Mississippi State

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Alabama faces Mississippi State on Saturday in Starkville. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Alabama

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 vs. Duke W 42-3
09/07/19 New Mexico St. W 62-10
09/14/19 @ South Carolina W 47-23
09/21/19 Southern Miss. W 49-7
09/28/19 Mississippi W 59-31
10/12/19 @ Texas A&M W 47-28
10/19/19 Tennessee W 35-13
10/26/19 Arkansas W 48-7
11/09/19 LSU L 41-46
11/16/19 @ Mississippi St.
11/23/19 Western Caro.
11/30/19 @ Auburn

Mississippi State

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 vs. La.-Lafayette W 38-28
09/07/19 Southern Miss. W 38-15
09/14/19 Kansas St. L 24-31
09/21/19 Kentucky W 28-13
09/28/19 @ Auburn L 23-56
10/12/19 @ Tennessee L 10-20
10/19/19 LSU L 13-36
10/26/19 @ Texas A&M L 30-49
11/02/19 @ Arkansas W 54-24
11/16/19 Alabama
11/23/19 Abilene Christian
11/28/19 Mississippi

ESPN FPI

Alabama: 3

Mississippi State: 26

Key Stats

Stat Alabama MSU
Rushing Offense 163.0 (68) 217.0 (22)
Passing Offense 347.4 (4) 190.8 (103)
Total Offense 510.4 (8) 407.8 (66)
Scoring Offense 47.8 (3) 28.7 (69)
Rushing Defense 131.7 (33) 161.9 (69)
Total Defense 335.4 (30) 389.2 (60)
Scoring Defense 18.7 (16) 30.2 (86)
Interceptions 10 (20) 7 (62)
Sacks 2.67 (33) 1.44 (109)
Tackles for loss 6.1 (61) 4.3 (116)
Turnover margin 1.33 (3) -0.11 (72)

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Players to Watch

Alabama

RB Najee Harris, WR Henry Ruggs, OL Jedrick Willis, OL Alex Leatherwood, DL Raekwon Davis, LB Dylan Mose, LB Anfernee Jennings.

Mississippi State

C Darryl Williams, RB Kylin Hill, DB Cameron Dantzler, LB Erroll Thompson, DL Chauncey Rivers.

Injuries

Alabama

Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/10/19 PK Will Reichard Hip is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State
10/29/19 TE Miller Forristall Throat is out indefinitely
09/16/19 DL Labryan Ray Foot is out indefinitely
09/13/19 DL Antonio Alfano Academics is out indefinitely
08/31/19 OL Emil Ekiyor Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
08/28/19 LB Dylan Moses Knee is out for season
08/15/19 RB Trey Sanders Knee is out indefinitely
08/12/19 LB Joshua McMillon Knee is out for season

Mississippi State

Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/10/19 DT Nathan Pickering Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
11/10/19 LB Aaron Brule Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
11/10/19 S C.J. Morgan Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
11/10/19 CB Cameron Dantzler Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
11/10/19 WR Devonta Jason Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
11/10/19 DT James Jackson Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
11/10/19 OL Kwatrivous Johnson Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
11/10/19 OL Stewart Reese Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Alabama
10/28/19 DL Fletcher Adams Undisclosed is out for season
10/28/19 CB Maurice Smitherman Undisclosed is out for season
09/26/19 QB Keytaon Thompson Upper Body is out indefinitely

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Alabama visits Starkville coming off a rare loss. Many Tide analysts are concerned that somehow Alabama will experience a shocking, second-straight loss. It won’t happen. Alabama rolls.

Our Preseason Prediction

Alabama 42, Mississippi State 14

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Alabama 45, Mississippi State 10

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). Watch on the ESPN Network.

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