Mississippi State vs Alabama Wrap - Alabama Wins 30-10
The battle between the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Mississippi State was handed a 30-10 defeat on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Alabama was a favorite by 13 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 45.5.
Greg McElroy completed 12 of 18 pass attempts for 227 yards for the Crimson Tide in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Bulldogs defense.
Vick Ballard rushed for 80 yards for Mississippi State, while LaDarius Perkins added 44 yards. Tyler Russell threw for 80 yards for the Bulldogs, while receivers Arceto Clark and Chad Bumphis had 44 and 43 yards respectively.
Mississippi State was outgained by Alabama 452-299 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 19-17 by the Crimson Tide.
The time of possession battle favored Mississippi State as their offense was on the field for 31:16, longer than the 28:44 of their opponents.
Next game, Alabama takes its act home to face Auburn looking for another win. For Mississippi State, they head home to face Arkansas.