Crimson Tide Down Mississippi State 20-7 - Match Report
T.J. Yeldon ran for 160 yards as Alabama handled Mississippi State by a score of 20-7 on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.
Alabama did not, however, defeat the Bulldogs against the spread, which closed at 23.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 53.5.
AJ McCarron completed 18 of 32 pass attempts for 187 yards for the Crimson Tide in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Bulldogs defense.
LaDarius Perkins rushed for 25 yards for Mississippi State, while Josh Robinson added 17 yards. Tyler Russell threw for 144 yards for the Bulldogs, while receivers Malcolm Johnson and Jameon Lewis had 84 and 36 yards respectively.
Mississippi State lost the offensive yardage battle to Alabama 383-197 yards in Saturday's game. Alabama had more first downs as that total ended up 20-10.
The time of possession battle favored Alabama as their offense was on the field for 30:57, longer than the 29:03 of their opponents.
Alabama heads into a Week 13 battle against Chattanooga. Mississippi State, meanwhile, will have their next action against Arkansas.