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Alabama looks to bounce back against Mississippi State

The Crimson Tide are in a situation where we don’t often see them: Coming off a loss

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The #5 Alabama Crimson Tide (5-1, 2-1) hit the road to Starkville on Saturday to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-2, 1-1).

How to watch or stream

Time: 6 p.m. CT

TV: ESPN

Streaming: WatchESPN

Line: Alabama -17.5

Total: 58.5


Did Texas A&M unlock a blueprint on how to beat Alabama after their upset win last week that other teams can follow? Is it as simple as making smart plays and limiting mistakes? Well, yes. However, it's not something we see teams manage to do often against the Tide, as shown by their dominance over the past 10 years. Alabama hasn't lost back to back games since the end of the 2014 season. Will that change this week against Mississippi State?

Despite the loss last week, quarterback Bryce Young racked up 350+ passing yards and the Tide offense as a whole gained over 500 yards in the game. The defense gave up an uncharacteristic 41 points, however. Mississippi State has had a very pedestrian offense this year, scoring just 27 points per game, second worst in the SEC.

Obviously the lesson we learned last week is that anything can happen, but this feels like it should be a chance for Alabama to bounce back and reset.