Mississippi State (MSU) vs Alabama football scores and updates: Crimson Tide lead

The Alabama Crimson Tide are the first to score over the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 5-0, after the first quarter of play. With a field goal and a safety, the Crimson Tide is on top in a highly defensive game.

Blake Sims has completed 6 of 9 passes for 35 yards while T.J. Yeldon rushed for 27 yards in six attempts.

On the other hand, Dak Prescott completed 4 of 9 passes for 41 yards and added 17 yards on the ground.

All eyes are on the football game between Mississippi State and Alabama on Saturday as they fight for supremacy in the SEC West.

While the winner takes hold of the SEC West, the Alabama football vs Mississippi State has a major college playoff implication. Alabama’s loss would get them out of the race, but a win would put them ahead of Mississippi State. It would be different scenario with the Bulldogs, probably, they would just float at the top 5 of the college football playoff with a loss.

The Las Vegas Oddsmakers have opened the betting line with Alabama as a 6.5 favorite for this gigantic game. It’s surprising because Mississippi State is No. 1, but given that wonderful showings of Alabama and playing at home, the point might just be right in the eyes of the oddsmakers.

Mississippi State had beaten LSU, Texas A&M and Auburn – all then were on the top 10 of the college football rankings. Because of their three victories and staying undefeated, Mississippi State remains at No. 1 in AP Polls and in College Football Rankings.

Alabama has owned Mississippi State since coach Nick Saban was calling the shots. The Crimson Tide won their last six meetings by an average of 22 points. However, in 2007, Mississippi State outlasted Alabama, 17-12, the first season of Saban.

Offensively, Alabama averages 281.2 yards in passing and 206.1 in rushing. Defensively, Alabama yields 185.4 in passing and 89.8 in rushing.

With the recent improvements on Mississippi State as a complete team, the landscape of the SEC this season has altered. The Bulldogs have won close games as well as lopsided games this season. They learned how to win games in whatever ways possible. However, this game is a chance for Mississippi State to etch in the minds of college football spectators that the Bulldogs are for real.

Offensively, Mississippi averages 267.2 in passing and 254.9 in rushing. Defensively, Mississippi yields 300.6 yards in passing and 126.7 in passing.

There’s a long shot possibility that these two teams are going to be in the playoff. It can happen if Mississippi State will lose in a tight game and they will beat their remaining schedule, while Alabama will win the rest of their games including the SEC Championship. The college football playoff selection committee will be given the decision if it’s worth adding the one loss Mississippi State instead of other one loss teams from other conference.

Mississippi State vs Alabama point spread: -6.5 Alabama.

Who will win this football game?

Mississippi State 20
Alabama 25

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