Alabama is surging towards the College Football Playoff, but first, the undefeated Tide must go to Starkville to play Nick Fitzgerald and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Bama 31, MSU 24 – 0:24 4TH: Jalen Hurts hits Ridley for 31 then Smith for 26 and the touchdown to take the lead.
MSU 24, Bama 24 – 1:09 4TH: Alabama drove to the MSU 23 but missed the field goal off the upright. MSU then went three-and-out to give Alabama the ball with three timeouts.
MSU 24, Bama 24 – 9:49 4TH: Alabama converted a fourth down and five from the 35 to keep the drive alive. Then, Damien Harris scored on a 14-yard touchdown run to tie it all up.
MSU 24, Bama 17 – 14:13 4TH: MSU couldn’t finish the drive to the Alabama 8, but they settle for a 25-yard Jace Christmann field goal.
END 3RD: Mississippi State leads Alabama 21-17 and has the ball at the Alabama 9-yard line. Nick Fitzgerald converting clutch third down passing conversions.
MSU 21, Bama 17 – 6:03 3RD: MSU marches physically downfield, led by the run game of Fitzgerald and Williams. Fitzgerald finished off the 13-play, 69-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run.
Bama 17, MSU 14 – 12:41 3RD: Damien Harris broke a 48-yard run, but Mississippi State holds Alabama to a field goal.
HALF – MSU 14, Bama 14: After exchanging scores, the defenses take over to end the half. Both sides punt twice on the final four drives.
Alabama is outgaining MSU 191 to 174, but the Bulldogs have controlled the time of possession 22:03 to 7:57.
MSU 14, Bama 14 – 9:26 2ND: Once again, Calvin Ridley takes a pass for 61 yards to set up the Crimson Tide for a short score. That’s two catches for 124 yards so far for Ridley.
MSU 14, Bama 7 – 10:39 2ND: Mississippi State runs a slow, methodical 11-play, 73-yard drive ending with a 5-yard Aeris Williams score. The Bulldog offensive line is winning battles and Williams is running with patience.
MSU 7, Bama 7 – 1:43 1ST: Jalen Hurts hits Calvin Ridley for 63 yards, then Hurts runs it in for a 1-yard score.
MSU 7, Bama 0 – 3:37 1ST: After an Alabama three-and-out, Fitzgerald hits Jordan Thomas for 24 yards. Then the Bulldogs march down to the 11 and Aeris Williams runs it in for the score.
MSU 0, Alabama 0 – 8:52 1ST: Fitzgerald misses two open receivers on the first drive, but MSU gets bailed out with a penalty on the punt. They then moved down to the Alabama 36 before punting and pinning the Tide at the 5.
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