The No. 12 Alabama Crimson Tide (3-1) play a familiar opponent when they visit the Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-2) on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at Davis Wade Stadium in an SEC clash.
This game will be available on ESPN.
When is Alabama vs. Mississippi State and when does it start?
This contest between the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2023. You can expect the kickoff at 9:00 PM ET.
Where to watch Alabama vs. Mississippi State
The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs will take to the field at Davis Wade Stadium for this matchup on September 30, and if you want to catch the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPN.
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Alabama vs. Mississippi State Game Preview
Alabama Stats & Insights
The Crimson Tide head into this matchup following a 24-10 win over the Ole Miss Rebels in their last outing.
Alabama is totaling 364.8 yards per game on offense, which ranks 88th in the FBS. On defense, the Crimson Tide rank 30th, allowing 307.5 yards per game.
The Crimson Tide are putting up 203.3 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 100th in the FBS. On defense, they rank 44th, allowing 203.5 passing yards per contest.
Alabama ranks 60th in run offense (161.5 rushing yards per game) and 35th in run defense (104.0 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
The Crimson Tide rank 61st in points scored this year (30.3 points per game), but they’ve been playing really well on defense, ranking 17th-best in the FBS with 13.5 points allowed per game.
Mississippi State Stats & Insights
The Crimson Tide played the Ole Miss Rebels in their most recent game, winning 24-10.
Mississippi State is compiling 388.0 total yards per contest on offense this season (75th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 400.3 total yards per game (97th-ranked).
The Bulldogs have been struggling to stop the pass, ranking 14th-worst with 280.0 passing yards allowed per game. They have been better offensively, posting 245.8 passing yards per contest (58th-ranked).
Mississippi State ranks 82nd in the FBS with 142.3 rushing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 51st with 120.3 rushing yards ceded per contest on defense.
The Bulldogs are generating 30.8 points per game on offense this season (58th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are allowing 27.3 points per contest (87th-ranked) on defense.
Alabama Key Players to Watch
Jalen Milroe has thrown for 674 yards (224.7 ypg) to lead Alabama, completing 66.7% of his passes and collecting six touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 120 rushing yards (40.0 ypg) on 38 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
Jase McClellan’s team-high 263 rushing yards (65.8 per game) have come on 52 carries, with two touchdowns this year.
This season Roydell Williams has taken 38 carries for 198 yards (49.5 per game) and one touchdown.
Jermaine Burton’s 189 receiving yards (47.3 yards per game) lead the team. He has eight receptions with two touchdowns.
Isaiah Bond has hauled in 11 passes for 162 yards (40.5 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
Amari Niblack has hauled in five catches for 97 yards (32.3 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
Mississippi State Key Players to Watch
Will Rogers has thrown for 979 yards (244.8 ypg) to lead Mississippi State, completing 60.7% of his passes and tossing six touchdown passes and one interception this season.
Jo’quavious Marks’ team-high 352 rushing yards (88.0 per game) have come on 63 carries, with four touchdowns this year. He’s also added 14 catches for 105 yards (26.3 per game).
This season Mike Wright has rushed for 95 yards (23.8 per game) on 10 carries with one touchdown.
Lideatrick Griffin’s 388 receiving yards (97.0 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 20 receptions and three touchdowns.
Justin Robinson has put together a 144-yard season so far (36.0 receiving yards per game), reeling in 12 passes.
Zavion Thomas’ eight receptions have netted him 108 yards (36.0 ypg).