Kevin C. Cox
All of the information that you need for Saturday night's matchup between Mississippi State and Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Game Day Vitals
- Who | Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0 SEC) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 SEC)
- When | Saturday, October 27, 7:30p.m. (Central)
- Where | Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Bryant Denny Stadium
- Tube | ESPN - Play-by-Play: Brad Nessler; Color Analyst: Todd Blackledge; Sideline: Holly Rowe [Ch. 206 DirecTV, Ch. 602 AT&T Uverse]
- Tickets | StubHub
- Spread | Alabama by 24
- Series Record | (From Alabama's Game Notes):
The game marks the 97th meeting between the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs in a series that dates back to 1896. Alabama currently leads 74-18-3 and has won the previous four games against Mississippi State. Last year's contest in Starkville resulted in a 24-7 victory for the Tide.
- Alabama Profile | University of Alabama, Southeastern Conference, School's Athletics Website
- Season to Date | 7-0, 4-0 SEC (Season Stats)
- Last Week | Alabama 44, Tennessee 13
- Who's covering Alabama | Roll Bama Roll, SBNation [Twitter] - Cecil Hurt, Tuscaloosa News [Twitter] - Laken Litman, BamaMag.com [Twitter] OTHER TWITTERERS: Kleph, ShirtsOrSkins, RBRTodd
- Of Interest | This is the first time that Mississippi State and Alabama have met where both teams were undefeated since the 1942 season, when both were 1-0.
Coaches & Players
- Head coach | Nick Saban (Kent State, '73) 6th season (57-12 Alabama, 148-54-1 overall)
- Top assistants | OC: Doug Nussmeier (Idaho, '94) DC: Kirby Smart (Georgia, '99)
- Key Offensive Players | Check out our position previews and comparisons all throughout this week for more information on Alabama's key players.
- Key Defensive Players | Check out our position previews and comparisons all throughout this week for more information on Alabama's key players.