Alabama provides most impressive win of the day over Mississippi State
Alabama is doing it again.
The Crimson Tide is proving itself to be the class of college football.
The Tide, ranked No. 3 in the AP Poll, eliminated any doubt with a dominating victory over a Mississippi State team ranked 20th and led by Dak Prescott, one of the top players in the nation.
The highly regarded Bulldogs came into Saturday as just 7 1/2-point underdogs in front of their home crowd.
But it didn’t happen.
Led by its hammering defense and powerful running attack, Alabama dismantled Mississippi State in typical Crimson Tide fashion.
The victory was the most impressive on Saturday by a ranked team.
Mississippi State’s two previous losses were to once-beaten LSU and bowl-bound Texas A&M.
As we come down the wire in the regular season, Alabama looks like the best team in college football. The Tide whipped LSU when the Tigers were on a roll.
Alabama hushed the critics.
Today’s performance mirrored the win last week in many ways. But it was even better.
Derrick Henry rushed for more than 200 yards in each game, and now looks like the Heisman frontrunner. The Alabama defense was dominating against LSU, but better at Mississippi State.
The Crimson Tide posted a season-high nine sacks against Mississippi State and added an interception and fumble recovery.
The Tide made breakout runs, explosive punt returns and electric scoring plays all around.
Jake Coker wasn’t outstanding, but Alabama doesn’t need him to be. The Tide’s rushing game, defense and special teams are good enough to win a national championship.