Defeated Mississippi State Bulldogs 30-6
Well, that was an easy way for Nick Saban to let everybody know he hasn’t lost it. His team flat-out dominated Mississippi State. It was a game they needed in a return home with Bryce Young at the helm to prove they are still firmly in the College Football Playoff race and, as Saban said, can accomplish anything they want.
That loss to Tennessee football was on the road to a team currently ranked No. 3 in the nation, and it was by a field goal. Is there any real shame in that? Alabama still has the best quarterback in the SEC, and that can take you a long way, particularly at the college level.
Blowing out Mississippi State was more than enough to move them up to No. 3 in our SEC Power Rankings, and we all knew they were better than Ole Miss, the team that fell behind them, anyway. Now, like LSU, they get a much-needed bye to get healthy and focus on closing the season in strong fashion.
Still, a trip to LSU off the bye will make that extremely difficult. They can’t take that game lightly at all. If they do win it, though, a trip to Ole Miss is the next week. As a result, everything about Alabama’s season comes down to their next two games after a bye this week.