No. 1 Alabama Blanks No. 16 Mississippi State, 24-0
- rolltide.com
November 10, 2018


 
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
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.

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 tackles apiece.

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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