Mississippi State vs. Alabama: The Pictures You Need to See

It's not every day that the No. 1 team in the country enters a game as more than a touchdown underdog, but that's exactly the scenario facing coach Dan Mullen's Mississippi State team as the top-ranked Bulldogs take on fifth-ranked Alabama Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

The Bulldogs are atop the SEC West standings and the College Football Playoff rankings, while the Tide are second in the division and fifth in the rankings. Alabama is a shoo-in to move into the all-important top 4 with a win Saturday, while Mississippi State, a 9-point underdog, has a good chance to remain in the top 4 even with a loss.

Click through for a photo gallery from the game and follow this post for live updates and highlights. (All photos are by Getty Images.)