The No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0) have a date set with the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship Game. Alabama, not including next week’s game against the Citadel, still has two difficult challenges remaining this season.
Nick Saban will lead his team as they welcome Joe Moorhead and the No. 16 Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-3) into Tuscaloosa on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on CBS. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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That is another question for another time. For now, Moorhead is gameplanning and attempting a ferocious slowdown of the Crimson Tide offense.
“I hope we are able to make it difficult on him. I think they are up near 550 yards per game in total offense and over 50 points. Great players like (specifically, Tua Tagovailoa), I call them game wreckers, because they can take the games over by themselves. I don’t know that it is ever necessarily a matter of stopping them, as it is neutralizing them or containing them. That is our hope with him.”
Mississippi State, much like LSU, has talent on defense, specifically up front. The Bulldogs allow only 278.7 total yards per game, which is fewer than the Crimson Tide’s 295.4. Saban acknowledged this to reporters this week, and emphasized Alabama’s ability to be able to move around and combat the opponent’s talent.
Matchup to Watch: Tagovailoa finally cracked last week, tossing his first interception of the season against a LSU secondary rich in future NFL starters. Despite the pick, he still finished with 295 yards and two touchdowns, leading key drives late in the first half and in the third quarter which effectively put the game out of reach. A typical Tagovailoa will spell doom for the Bulldogs early, which means not only do they have to make him move, but sack him as well.
Still, Tagovailoa remains the overwhelming Heisman Trophy favorite, although Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray is quickly gaining some ground.