With a prime-time matchup against an unbeaten challenger stepping into its lair, the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide delivered another emphatic statement with a 38-7 beatdown of No. 11 Mississippi State.
Nick Saban’s club got off to another quick start, and the defense stymied the high-powered Bulldogs' attack en route to a commanding 24-0 halftime lead.
A.J. McCarron led the offense to touchdowns on its first three possessions, hitting seven different receivers in the first half—including touchdown strikes to Kenny Bell and Michael Williams.
The defense and special teams both pitched in with sterling efforts to help the Tide improve to 8-0.
What significant tidbits can Tide fans take away from their latest impressive victory?
Here are 10 things we learned from the Tide’s victory over Mississippi State.