Joe Moorhead discusses how to beat Alabama, updates QB situation ahead of game
Alabama is coming off a rare loss, which may make things even tougher for Mississippi State on Saturday.
The Bulldogs are set to host the Crimson Tide in an SEC West matchup, and Alabama will be looking to bounce back from its first defeat of the season, a 46-41 loss to LSU this past Saturday. Meanwhile, Mississippi State will be looking to build momentum toward the final weeks of the regular season.
After losing four consecutive games, the Bulldogs notched a road win at Arkansas on Nov. 2 heading into their bye. Now, they face a big challenge in their return to action, which Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead discussed during his Monday press conference.
“We’re not going to have to do anything extraordinary. We’re going to have to do the ordinary extraordinarily well,” Moorhead told the media. “I don’t think you can go in playing not to lose. You have to go in playing to win.”
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One thing that’s uncertain about Mississippi State’s game plan, however, is which quarterback will be leading its offense against Alabama.
Moorhead said true freshman Garrett Shrader is fully healthy coming off the bye, but he wasn’t ready to name a starter for this week, stating that the depth chart would read Shrader or senior Tommy Stevens. Moorhead also said there’s a possibility that both quarterbacks will play against the Crimson Tide.
“We’re going to need both of them as we have all year,” Moorhead said, also referring to them as quarterbacks 1A and 1B.
Mississippi State and Alabama are set to kick off on Saturday at noon ET on ESPN.