Alabama at Mississippi State Game Preview: Everything You Need To Know Before Kickoff
No. 2 Alabama (8-1, 5-1 SEC) at No. 17 Mississippi State (7-2, 3-2 SEC)
When: Saturday, Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. CT
Where: Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi
Weather: Partly cloudy with temperatures falling into the 50s by the end of the game. High of 63 degrees. Winds NE at 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 0 percent.
TV: CBS (Play-by-play: Verne Lundquist, color analyst: Gary Danielson, sideline reporter: Allie LaForce)
Radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network (Play-by-play: Eli Gold, color analyst: Phil Savage, sideline reporter: Chris Stewart)
Spread: Alabama (-7.5-8), according to OddsShark. After one week as a marginal underdog against Georgia on Oct. 3, the Crimson Tide has now been the favorite in five consecutive games. Prior to its road game against the Bulldogs, the Crimson Tide was favored in 73 consecutive games, or the 2009 SEC Championship Game.
Series History: Alabama leads the all-time series, 77-18-3 (79-17-3 on the field). The Crimson Tide has won the last seven meetings in a series that dates back to 1896, a 20-0 win in Tuscaloosa. Saturday's game will mark the 100th all-time meeting in the series.
Last Meeting: After taking a 19-0 lead in the first half, Alabama held on for a 25-20 win over then-No. 1 Mississippi State in Tuscaloosa. It was the Crimson Tide's seventh victory over the nation's No. 1 team in program history, and the fourth win over the top team in college football under coach Nick Saban.
The Crimson Tide dominated then-No. 2 LSU on both sides of the ball in a 30-16 win at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Derrick Henry led Alabama with 210 yards and three touchdowns on a career-high 38 carries in the victory.
The Bulldogs beat Missouri, 31-13, on a rain-soaked Thursday evening in Columbia. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott completed 27 of 40 passes for 303 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for 47 more in the win.