Alabama vs Mississippi State
Alabama vs Mississippi State
The no. five Alabama Crimson Tide will be in a special position this week of getting to bounce back from a loss when they make the trip to Starkville to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Of course, final week’s loss is not stopping the Crimson Tide from behind, favored by 17 points on the road. The game also has an over/below of 57.five points.
It’s safe to say that last week’s loss to Texas A&M came as a surprise to most men and women. Outside of a close game against Florida, the Crimson Tide had steamrolled every single team in its path this season, seeking rather convincing in the approach.
Nevertheless, it’s unmistakable that Alabama’s two worst games have both come on the road and offered the Tide little margin for error moving forward if they hope to retain their crown.
Ironically, Mississippi State’s final game also came against Texas A&M, although the Bulldogs knocked off the Aggies in that game to stay away from a three-game losing streak. Mike Leach’s team lost a pair of heartbreakers to Memphis and LSU in back-to-back weeks, spoiling a 2- start off to the season.
Even with a win two weeks ago more than Texas A&M, the Bulldogs are just 3-2 and play a ranked team in four of their final seven games.
Ideal and Worst
There’s no doubt that Leach’s air-raid offense has been successfully installed at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are presently fifth nationally in passing yards per game but final in rushing yards with just 56.two yards per game on the ground.
That locations all of the stress on quarterback Will Rogers, who has been efficient with a 75.7% completion percentage but doesn’t make a lot of throws down the field.
Meanwhile, the MSU defense is a little greater than the numbers say. Even in their losses, the Bulldogs out-gained their opponents by a lot more than one hundred yards and did a excellent of winning at the line of scrimmage and controlling the operating game.
Preserve in mind that Memphis got a defensive touchdown and a specific teams touchdown, though the Bulldogs had been vulnerable to the deep ball against LSU.
On the surface, the Alabama offense appears far more than capable of taking benefit of a vulnerable MSU pass defense. Even though the Tide has had some slumps this year, Bryce Young has also had the Alabama offense rolling for most of the year, throwing 20 touchdowns to just three interceptions.
Young can carry the offense on his back even if Brian Robinson and the steady Alabama rushing attack are held in check.
Of course, it is the Alabama defense that has queries to answer soon after final week’s loss. The Tide did the hard perform by stopping one particular of the ideal rushing teams in the SEC.
However, the Crimson Tide created numerous errors on the back end and was ripped apart by a freshman quarterback who had failed to impress in the course of the early component of the season.
Never ever Doubt Nick
While there are queries to answer, there should be no concern that Nick Saban will discover the right answers. Saban constantly seems to get his team’s interest soon after losses. Against a Mississippi State team that’s one-dimensional offensively and has some flaws on defense, bet on the Crimson Tide to win and cover on Saturday evening.