Alabama rebounds with 49-9 win over Bulldogs
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Hunter De Siver
The Crimson Tide rolled over the Mississippi State Bulldogs 49-9 on Saturday night, one week after an unprecedented loss.
Oct. 9, Alabama lost to unranked Texas A&M on a last-second field goal. This snapped the Tide’s FBS-best 19-game win streak, 24 straight wins by Nick Saban vs. former assistants while at Alabama (24-0) and 100 straight wins vs. unranked opponents (since 2007).
When the ball went through those goalposts, millions surely started thinking Bama was no longer the best team in the country.
All week in the wake of that devastation, Crimson Tide fans were left wondering if the team is good enough to make the College Football Playoff. They needed to dominate Bulldogs to raise confidence for not only their fans, but themselves.
Needless to say, the aimless Tide of last week is long forgotten — this time they dominated.
Quarterback Bryce Young was spectacular as he threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns.
Running backs Brian Robinson Jr. and Roydell Williams combined for 151 yards and two rushing touchdowns (both by Robinson).
John Metchie III showed his potential this game as he led all receivers in receptions (7) and yards (117) and also had a 46-yard touchdown to open up the Tide’s scoring spree. Jameson Williams, Brian Robinson Jr. and Traeshon Holden also had touchdown grabs.
On defense, the Tide had three interceptions, two by Jordan Battle (returned one for a touchdown), and one for Josh Jobe.
Linebackers Henry To’oTo’o led all Bama players with 13 total tackles, including one sack.
The defensive player of the game, though, was linebacker Will Anderson Jr. Anderson was a nightmare for the Bulldogs all night. He finished with an unbelievable four sacks.
This game looked as though last week’s loss never happened.
In a few weeks, the Tide will hopefully face off against another team with a bulldog as their mascot in the SEC Championship. However, that team is currently the best team in the country.