Boxscore
Alabama 24, Mississippi State 7
Saturday, November 12, 2011 7:45 PM
Location - Davis Wade Stadium
Attendance - 57871

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Alabama 0 7 3 14 24
Mississippi State 0 0 0 7 7

Recap


Alabama got another smothering defensive effort and another big game from its running backs as the Crimson Tide kept alive their hopes of getting back in the national championship picture with a 24-7 victory over host Mississippi State on Saturday.

Alabama (9-1, 6-1 SEC West) has won four straight and nine of 11 against Mississippi State (5-5, 1-5).

The Crimson Tide improved to 15-2 in road games since 2008 and 46-3 when leading at halftime under coach Nick Saban.

Alabama held the Bulldogs to 131 total yards. The Crimson Tide have not allowed more than 14 points to any of their past 11 opponents dating to last season's Capital One Bowl against Michigan State.

Alabama's Trent Richardson rushed for 127 rushing yards on 32 carries, his seventh 100-yard game of the season. Richardson has 2,656 career yards, passing Bobby Marlow for seventh on the school's all-time list.

Eddie Lacy added 96 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries.

All of Mississippi State's losses have come against teams that were ranked in the Top 25 at the time of the meeting. The Bulldogs have lost 21 consecutive games against top 10 teams dating to a 47-35 victory over No. 3 Florida in 2000.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 9:59
Alabama   TD  Mississippi State 0 - Alabama 7
3rd Quarter - 7:32
Alabama   FG  Mississippi State 0 - Alabama 10
4th Quarter - 13:39
Alabama   TD  Mississippi State 0 - Alabama 17
4th Quarter - 12:03
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Alabama 17
4th Quarter - 1:18
Alabama   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Alabama 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Alabama Mississippi State
W/L 9 - 1 - 0 5 - 5 - 0
Conference 6 - 1 - 0 1 - 5 - 0

Team Stats

  Alabama Mississippi State
Score 24 7
First Downs 20 9
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-11
18%
3-for-16
19%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
1-for-3
33%
Total Yards 386 131
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 44-223 29-12
Average/Rush 5.1 0.4
Passing
Comp-Att 14-24 15-30
Passing Yards 163 119
Average/Pass Play 6.8 3.4
Penalties-Yards 6-40 6-49
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 34:50 25:10

PLAYER STATS

Alabama (9 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. McCarron 14/24 163 0 1
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Russell 13/25 110 1 0
D. Favre 2/3 9 0 0
C. Relf 0/2 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Richardson 32 127 4.0 1
E. Lacy 11 96 8.7 2
A. McCarron 1 0 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Ballard 9 21 2.3 0
L. Perkins 5 10 2.0 0
D. Favre 1 -2 -2.0 0
C. Relf 3 -3 -1.0 0
T. Russell 10 -3 -0.3 0
B. Swedenburg 1 -11 -11.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Norwood 2 60 30.0 0
T. Richardson 2 26 13.0 0
M. Maze 4 22 5.5 0
D. White 3 21 7.0 0
M. Williams 1 16 16.0 0
K. Bell 1 16 16.0 0
D. Hanks 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Smith 5 42 8.4 1
M. Green 2 22 11.0 0
C. Bumphis 2 16 8.0 0
A. Clark 2 13 6.5 0
M. Johnson 1 8 8.0 0
N. Griffin 1 8 8.0 0
V. Ballard 1 6 6.0 0
B. Heavens 1 4 4.0 0
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