Mississippi State at Alabama, How to Watch, TV, Time, SEC Schedule

Christopher Walsh

There are a lot of factors pointing toward Alabama. 

To begin with, Alabama has won 51 of the last 53 games at its home stadium following the Crimson Tide’s 41-24 win over then-No. 3 Georgia on Oct. 17. 

Alabama boasts the best all-time home winning percentage in the FBS with an .832 (274-54-3) mark at Bryant-Denny Stadium since its opening in 1929.

Not only will it be Halloween, but Alabama will have a first, play a football game with Nick Saban as head coach on his birthday. 

Saban will turn 69. 

Will the reduced number fans sing him happy birthday? 

The last time the Crimson Tide had a game on Oct. 31, it thumped Southern Miss 30-20 in 1998. 

The last time it faced Mississippi State on on Halloween was 1987. The Crimson Tide won at Legion Field, 21-18.  

When 6 p.m., Saturday

 TV: ESPN (Play-By-Play): Sean McDonough, Analyst: Todd Blackledge, Analyst: Todd McShay, Sideline: Molly McGrath).

Radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network (Play-By-Play: Eli Gold, Analyst: John Parker Wilson, Sideline: Rashad Johnson) CTSN on Sirius/XM: 133/191. National Radio: Comass Media (Play-By-Play: TJ Rives, Analyst: Tiki Barber).

Online: ESPN+

Weather forecast: Sunny, with only a 10 percent chance of rain. High 71. Winds ESE at 5-10 mph. The temperature should drop from about 69 at kickoff to 59 at the end of the game. 

Last meeting: While playing in his final series of the game, Tua Tagovailoa suffered a season-ending hip injury late in the first half of a 38-7 victory at Mississippi State. Tagovailoa was 14 of 18 for 256 yards and two touchdown passes, giving him 31 touchdown throws for the season. He was replaced by Mac Jones, who went 7 for 11 for 94 yards.

Series info: Alabama and Mississippi State will meet for the 105th time. The Crimson Tide leads the all-time series, 84-17-3 (81-18-3 NCAA) and won last year’s meeting, 38-7, in Starkville. The Crimson Tide has played more games against Mississippi State than any other opponent and the series, which began in 1896, is the fifth-oldest in UA history. Alabama has won the last 12 meetings. Alabama head coach Nick Saban is 17-1 in his career against Mississippi State, including a 12-1 mark at Alabama. 

Alabama's Winning Streak Over Miss. State

Nov. 15, 2008, Tuscaloosa, No. 1 Alabama 32–7

Nov. 14, 2009, Starkville, No. 3 Alabama 31–3

Nov. 13, 2010, Tuscaloosa, No. 11 Alabama 30–10

Nov. 12, 2011, Starkville, No. 4 Alabama 24–7

Oct. 27, 2012, Tuscaloosa, No. 1 Alabama 38–7

Nov. 16, 2013, Starkville, No. 1 Alabama 20–7

Nov. 15, 2014, Tuscaloosa, No. 5 Alabama 25–20

Nov. 14, 2015, Starkville, No. 2 Alabama 31–6

Nov. 12, 2016, Tuscaloosa, No. 1 Alabama 51–3

Nov. 11, 2017, Starkville, No. 2 Alabama 31–24

Nov. 10, 2018, Tuscaloosa, No. 1 Alabama 24–0

Nov. 16, 2019, Starkville, No. 4 Alabama 38–7

Saturday's SEC Schedule

Georgia at Kentucky, 11 a.m., SEC Network 

LSU at Auburn, 2:30 p.m., CBS

Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m., SEC Network

Mississippi State at Alabama, 6 p.m., ESPN

Arkansas at Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network 

Missouri at Florida. 6:30 p.m., SEC Network Alternative 

Off: South Carolina, Tennessee

This story will be updated

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