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After a terrible showing last week against Tennessee, Alabama got back on track with a dominating performance, beating the #24 Mississippi State Bulldogs 30-6 on homecoming.
There was no score in the game until 4:11 left in the first quarter when Alabama quarterback Bryce Young scrambled around the pocket for what seemed like forever before he connected with JoJo Earle on a 31-yard touchdown pass, and the Crimson Tide never looked back.
Alabama kicker Will Reichard gained some confidence by hitting all three of his field goal attempts, including a 50-yarder.
Bryce Young didn’t have his best game statistically but managed the Alabama offense, throwing for 249 yards and two touchdowns. Jahmyr Gibbs was held to his least amount of total yards on the season, only recording 70 yards, 37 rushing yards and 33 passing yards with one touchdown.
Despite being held to a season-low of 290 yards of offense, the Alabama defense dominated the game and led the Crimson Tide to their seventh win of the season, extending the win streak over the Bulldogs to 15 games.
"It was a great win for us," Alabama head football coach Nick Saban said in an interview after the game. "We needed to answer the bell today. I thought the guys did that. It wasn't always perfect. I like the sort of mindset we had and how we went about it, and how we competed in the game. So, I'm really pleased with how the defense played today. Too bad they scored on the last play. We need to be able to take the air out of it on offense, too."
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