Two weeks worth of tough losses are behind us, and the greatest of all challenges in college football is in front of us tonight. Everyone expects you to lose, so why not give them your best shot? It's Mississippi State vs. Alabama -- It's gameday!
Before kickoff today, make sure you get caught up on today's game with our Big Preview covering all things Alabama, and make sure you get caught up on our coverage of the game in our storystream.
Game Time: 6:45 P.M. CT
Location: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, Mississippi
TV: ESPN [DirecTV: 206 | UVerse: 602 | Comcast: 29/403]
Announcers: Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge with Holly Rowe
Live Online Stream: Yay! MSU will again be a team available to watch through streaming options this week. Since State is back on the mothership of sports, the game will again be available -- and it's listed currently without blackouts -- on WatchESPN [MSU vs. Alabama].
Replay: According to my DirecTV schedule, the first replay of the MSU-Alabama game is at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, November 17th on ESPN, and again the following Tuesday at noon on ESPNU.
Radio: As always, here are your radio options for today's game.
Odds: It's gameday, and currently the line for this game stands at Alabama -23.5 on the sports betting website BetOnline.com.
Recruits: This will be the first game of 2013 that Mississippi State is allowed to host recruits at home, and it looks like State is not going to waste the opportunity. Paul Jones of 247Sports says that upwards of 200 (!) recruits could be in town this weekend for MSU's game with the Tide. That list includes names like MSU commit Elijah Staley, and MSU target and UT commit Cory Thomas. Paul's list does not include this name, but our friend Robbie Faulk at Rivals states that he is hearing ($) 5* cornerback prospect Marlon Humphrey will also be in attendance, among many others. You can check out Robbie's list as well for even more names expected to decent upon Starkville this weekend.
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