Alabama Football: Studs and Duds in Alabama Victory over Bulldogs

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No. 24 Mississippi State (5-3) was thumped by a resurgent No. 6 Alabama football (7-1) 30-6.

Compared to the cardiac-induced loss to Tennessee last week, this game paled in comparison. It was a homecoming snoozefest as Alabama football controlled the game in standard Crimson Tide fashion. With four defensive contributors out, the Crimson Tide defense did not miss a beat shutting out the Air Raid offense.

Commandeering the offense, Bryce Young took imperturbable to another level in the first half. He took his time and dissected the State defense for two dazzling touchdowns.

After the game, Alabama football head coach Saban remarked on the team’s play,

"“I was really pleased with the way our guys competed in the game tonight. I challenged them in terms of how they were going to respond. Respond with your ability, your positive energy, attitude, how you block, how you tackle, the enthusiasm that you play with. I was pleased with the way the guys went out and competed, had fun. There wasn’t a lot of anxiety."

Alabama needed the win after last week’s debacle, but it was not impressive. With two challenging road games, the Crimson Tide grabs some much-needed rest. Since the Crimson Tide controls its destiny, the month of November is key to a successful College Football playoff run.

Here are the Alabama football studs and duds from the game.