The undefeated and top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will begin a three week stretch against ranked conference opponents this week by hosting the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
This isn't exactly the State team that we are used to seeing, either. The kings of the cowbell are also undefeated and find themselves currently ranked No.11 in the BCS poll.
Sure, their schedule leaves a lot to be desired, but the fact that they have made it to the last weekend of October without a loss is something that deserves the Tide's respect and attention.
A win over the Tide would likely leave the Bulldogs in the Top Five in next week's poll and they know that. pulling off the unthinkable upset would validate them as a legitimate contender.
Here is what Alabama will need to do in order to prevent such a disaster.