Through 3 Quarters

The Alabama Crimson Tide are on the board, but we're still waiting on the Mississippi State Bulldogs to respond. After three quarters it's looking more and more like Bama's high-powered offense is just too much for MSU as the Crimson Tide lead 27 to nothing.

WR Devonta Smith has led the way so far for Bama, as he has caught ten passes for three TDs and 193 yards. One of the most thrilling moments was Smith's 53-yard TD reception in the first quarter.

MSU has been led by RB Jo'quavious Marks, who so far has picked up 33 yards on the ground on eight carries.

Despite being ahead, this is the least points Bama has had yet this season going into the fourth quarter.

Who's Playing

Mississippi State @ No. 2 Alabama

Current Records: Mississippi State 1-2; Alabama 5-0

What to Know

The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Mississippi State Bulldogs will face off in an SEC clash at 7 p.m. ET Oct. 31 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Crimson Tide strut in flaunting some offensive muscle with an average of 48.4 points per game.

You can't lose the matchup if you win every quarter, and that was precisely Bama's strategy against the Tennessee Volunteers last week. Bama was the clear victor by a 48-17 margin over Tennessee. That 31-point margin sets a new team best for Bama on the season. Their RB Najee Harris was on fire, punching in three rushing touchdowns.

Meanwhile, MSU came up short against the Texas A&M Aggies two weeks ago, falling 28-14. The Bulldogs were down 28-7 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. No one had a standout game offensively for MSU, but they got scores from WR Malik Heath and QB Will Rogers. Rogers ended the game strong with a streak of ten complete passes.

The Crimson Tide are the favorite in this one, with an expected 30.5-point (!) margin of victory. Those who got lucky with them against the spread last week might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

Bama took their contest against the Bulldogs when the two teams previously met in November of last year by a conclusive 38-7 score. Will Bama repeat their success, or does MSU have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium -- Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • TV: ESPN
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $78.00

Odds

The Crimson Tide are a big 30.5-point favorite against the Bulldogs, according to the latest college football odds.

Bettors have moved against the Crimson Tide slightly, as the game opened with the Crimson Tide as a 32-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Alabama have won all of the games they've played against Mississippi State in the last six years.

  • Nov 16, 2019 - Alabama 38 vs. Mississippi State 7
  • Nov 10, 2018 - Alabama 24 vs. Mississippi State 0
  • Nov 11, 2017 - Alabama 31 vs. Mississippi State 24
  • Nov 12, 2016 - Alabama 51 vs. Mississippi State 3
  • Nov 14, 2015 - Alabama 31 vs. Mississippi State 6