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Mississippi State Football: Previewing Week 12

Set to face their toughest test, the Bulldogs look to make a monumental statement

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 19 LSU at Mississippi State Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Broadcast Information

The game is at 11 a.m. CT and can be watched on ESPN.

What to Watch For

Erroll Thompson vs Najee Harris

One of the nation’s best linebackers in Thompson will have his work cut out for him, as Harris is having a career year. Both juniors, Thompson and Harris are students of the game. While Thompson has accumulated 63 total tackles in nine games, Harris has rushed for 788 yards and six touchdowns.

At 6-foot-1, 250 pounds, Thompson boasts a quick first step and second to none vision, both of which can counter Harris’ speed and power. This matchup will dictate the pace of the game and should decide the outcome.

If the Bulldogs wish to upset the Crimson Tide, they must do so in a dogfight rather than a track meet. Expect the tone to be set from the get go.

Prediction

Alabama wins 35-17