Boxscore
Alabama 38, Mississippi State 7
Saturday, October 27, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - Bryant-Denny Stadium
Attendance - 101821

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Mississippi State 0 0 0 7 7
Alabama 14 10 0 14 38

Recap


No. 1 Alabama 38, No. 12 Mississippi State 7: A.J. McCarron went 16-for-23 for 208 yards and two touchdowns and extended his school-record streak to 272 passes without an interception and the Crimson Tide got another dominant defensive effort to remain unbeaten with an impressive win over the visiting Bulldogs. 

T.J. Yeldon rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown for Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC), which has won its first eight games by an average of 32.5 points heading into next week's SEC West showdown at No. 6 LSU.

The Bulldogs (7-1, 3-1) forced Alabama into three consecutive three-and-outs in the second quarter - the first time anyone has done so against the Crimson Tide since Texas in the 2010 BCS title game - but couldn't muster many more stops, nor any momentum on offense.

Mississippi State's best chance to get back in the game came in the third quarter, when the Bulldogs drove 97 yards from their own 2 before Robert Lester intercepted a Tyler Russell pass in the end zone to preserve a 24-0 Alabama lead. 

The Bulldogs entered the game having scored at least 27 points in each game this season but managed only 256 total yards and didn't score until backup quarterback Dak Prescott's 2-yard touchdown pass to Robert Johnson with 4:39 left. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Alabama, which led 24-0 at halftime, has scored at least 20 points in the first half of every game this season. … The Crimson Tide have won the past five meetings by a 155-34 margin and lead the series 75-18-3. … Alabama has allowed 300 total yards only once in its past 22 games.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:28
Alabama   TD  Alabama 7 - Mississippi State 0
1st Quarter - 3:27
Alabama   TD  Alabama 14 - Mississippi State 0
2nd Quarter - 13:33
Alabama   TD  Alabama 21 - Mississippi State 0
2nd Quarter - 0:52
Alabama   FG  Alabama 24 - Mississippi State 0
4th Quarter - 13:06
Alabama   TD  Alabama 31 - Mississippi State 0
4th Quarter - 8:14
Alabama   TD  Alabama 38 - Mississippi State 0
4th Quarter - 4:39
Mississippi State   TD  Alabama 38 - Mississippi State 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Mississippi State Alabama
W/L 7 - 1 - 0 8 - 0 - 0
Conference 3 - 1 - 0 5 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Mississippi State Alabama
Score 7 38
First Downs 16 22
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-13
31%
4-for-11
36%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 256 414
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 21-47 40-179
Average/Rush 2.2 4.5
Passing
Comp-Att 19-36 17-24
Passing Yards 209 235
Average/Pass Play 5.6 9.0
Penalties-Yards 6-56 7-63
Fumbles-Lost 4-2 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 25:46 34:14

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Russell 15/30 169 0 1
D. Prescott 4/6 40 1 0
Alabama (8 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. McCarron 16/23 208 2 0
P. Ely 1/1 27 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Perkins 15 38 2.5 0
J. Robinson 1 15 15.0 0
N. Griffin 1 9 9.0 0
T. Russell 2 -7 -3.5 0
D. Milton 2 -8 -4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Yeldon 10 84 8.4 1
K. Drake 8 47 5.9 1
E. Lacy 10 26 2.6 0
B. Sims 3 19 6.3 0
B. Calloway 1 5 5.0 0
C. Jones 1 4 4.0 0
C. Jones 1 2 2.0 0
A. McCarron 5 -6 -1.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Smith 3 73 24.3 0
A. Clark 3 32 10.7 0
J. Lewis 2 26 13.0 0
R. Johnson 4 23 5.8 1
M. Green 2 21 10.5 0
M. Johnson 1 13 13.0 0
L. Perkins 2 10 5.0 0
C. Bumphis 1 7 7.0 0
S. Hemphill 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Bell 1 57 57.0 1
E. Lacy 4 51 12.8 1
A. Cooper 4 47 11.8 0
M. Williams 5 38 7.6 1
C. Jones 1 22 22.0 0
K. Norwood 1 14 14.0 0
K. Johnson 1 6 6.0 0
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