The Alabama Crimson Tide hasn’t lost back-to-back games since 2013. That’s a trend that stayed true on Saturday, as the Tide rolled over the Mississippi State Bulldogs en route to victory.
The 49-9 win was the most lopsided in the series since 2016 when the Tide ripped through State with a 51-3 victory. The win also means that Nick Saban hasn’t eaten a loss to the Bulldogs since his first year on the job in 2007. The 14-game win streak for the Tide over State is the third-longest in program history. They are one more win from tying the run they went on from 1981-1995, and the loftiest mark is a 22-year run from 1958-1979.
Bryce Young looked crisp in his second-straight road start. Young threw for four touchdowns and 348 yards and didn’t throw any interceptions. His touchdowns went to four different receivers: Brian Robinson, Jameson Williams, John Metchie, and Traseshon Holden. Metchie led the night with 117 yards on seven catches.
It was a pretty pedestrian day for the Tide on the ground. They ran for 195 yards but needed 41 carries to get there. They left the game without a single 100-yard rusher.
Will Rogers had a miserable game. He threw for 300 yards and completed 64 percent of his passes. But Rogers failed to score a single touchdown, and threw three interceptions. Jordan Battle picked him off twice — and scored on a pick-six — and Josh Jobe came away with the other.
State’s leading rusher was Dillon Johnson, who ran for only 24 yards.
The Tide will take on the Tennessee Volunteers next in Tuscaloosa. State, meanwhile, travels to Nashville to face the lowly Vanderbilt Commodores.