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Alabama dominant in 38-7 win over Mississippi State

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No. 1 Alabama took care of business at home against the formerly undefeated Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday night.

The Crimson Tide flexed its muscle against the No. 11 team in the country, and quarterback AJ McCarron continued his efficiency, throwing for 208 yards and two touchdowns in the game before leaving early in the second half with a sore shoulder.

Freshman running back T.J. Yeldon posted another solid performance, rushing for 84 yards on 10 carries and the game's first touchdown.

Bulldogs (7-1, 3-1) quarterback Tyler Russell entered the game as one of the more efficient quarterbacks in the country, but had trouble moving the ball against the top-ranked defense in the nation.  Russell completed only 50 percent of his passes, going 15-of-30 for 169 yards and an interception.

Alabama moves to 8-0, 5-0 on the year, and they will now turn their attention to the talented LSU Tigers.  They will travel to Baton Rouge for the SEC Western Division battle.

 

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMSSTALA
TD 10:28 T.J. Yeldon rush for 11 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Jeremy Shelley extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 9 plays, 59 yds in 4:32
0 7
TD 3:27 AJ McCarron pass complete to Kenny Bell for 57 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Jeremy Shelley extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yds in 3:13
0 14
SECOND QUARTERMSSTALA
TD 13:33 AJ McCarron pass complete to Michael Williams for 9 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Jeremy Shelley extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 8 plays, 73 yds in 2:33
0 21
FG 0:52 Jeremy Shelley 34 yard field goal GOOD.
Drive info: 6 plays, 36 yds in 1:13
0 24
FOURTH QUARTERMSSTALA
TD 13:06 Phillip Ely pass complete to Eddie Lacy for 27 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Jeremy Shelley extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 3 plays, 28 yds in 1:43
0 31
TD 8:14 Kenyan Drake rush for 3 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Jeremy Shelley extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 8 plays, 43 yds in 4:52
0 38
TD 4:39 Dak Prescott pass complete to Robert Johnson for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Devon Bell extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 9 plays, 63 yds in 3:35
7 38

Team Stat Comparison

 MSSTALA
1st Downs 16 22
3rd down efficiency
4-13 4-11
4th down efficiency
1-1 1-1
Total Yards 256 414
Passing 209 235
Comp-Att
19-36 17-24
Yards per pass
5.8 9.8
Rushing 47 179
Rushing Attempts
21 40
Yards per rush
2.2 4.5
Penalties 6-56 7-63
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles lost
2 0
Interceptions thrown
1 0
Possession 25:46 34:14
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