No. 1 Alabama Blanks No. 16 Mississippi State, 24-0
November 10, 2018
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The top-ranked Alabama football
team recorded its second consecutive shutout Saturday,
blanking the No. 16/18/15 Mississippi State Bulldogs,
24-0, at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald is
sacked by Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses and
linebacker Anfernee Jennings during the second half.
Photo Credit - AP: Butch Dill
The Crimson Tide (10-0, 7-0 SEC) held the Bulldogs
(6-4, 2-4 SEC) to just 169 yards in total offense,
248 yards below State's season average entering the
day, and kept MSU off the scoreboard for the first
time this season.
Alabama's defense totaled five sacks in the game and
limited Mississippi State to just 44 yards on the
ground in the win. Sophomore Dylan Moses and redshirt
sophomore Quinnen Williams led the Tide with six
On offense, sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw
for 164 yards and a touchdown. Junior running back
Josh Jacobs carried a career-high 20 times for 97
yards and a touchdown while contributing the Tide's
lone touchdown catch as well. Junior Irv Smith Jr. led
Alabama in receiving yards with 70 on five receptions.
Today's win marked the 11th consecutive season and
38th time in program history that Alabama has recorded
10 wins in a season. The victory was the Crimson
Tide's 24th straight home win, tying the school record
set from 1971-74. The win also gives Alabama
back-to-back shutouts for the first time since
consecutive 49-0 victories over Western Carolina
(Nov. 17) and Auburn (Nov. 24) in 2012.
The Tide returns home next Saturday, Nov. 17, for a
non-conference game against The Citadel at
Bryant-Denny Stadium. Kickoff between the Crimson
Tide and Bulldogs is set for 11 a.m. CT and will be
aired on SECN.
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