Game Over. Alabama 31, Mississippi State 6.
In a critical SEC West matchup, the Alabama Crimson Tide rolled over the Mississippi State Bulldogs 31-6 Saturday in Starkville.
Mississippi State was able to control the game for much of the first half, but it was unable to convert its advantage in yards and time of possession into points. Alabama was able to wear down the Bulldogs with big plays and a solid dose of Derrick Henry.
Cyrus Jones opened the scoring with a 69-yard punt return, which proved to be the turning point in the game as Alabama never looked back. Henry pitched in with runs of 65 and 74 yards as he finished with 204 yards on the day.
Prescott was held to just 16 yards rushing on 26 carries as Alabama’s defensive front was dominant as it racked up nine sacks. The Mississippi State star was serviceable through the air with 303 yards, but he was unable to throw a touchdown. He was also intercepted for only the second time all season.
With the win, Alabama is now firmly entrenched as the SEC West favorite. The Crimson Tide have a cupcake date with Charleston Southern before travelling to Auburn for the Iron Bowl the following week. Mississippi State plays at Arkansas next Saturday.