Bulldogs Set To Host Top-Ranked Alabama Saturday Night

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Another capacity crowd is expected at Davis Wade Stadium Saturday night.
Photo Courtesy of Mansel Guerry

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Eyes all around the nation will be tuned into Starkville as Mississippi State prepares to host top-ranked Alabama in a primetime showdown this Saturday.

Kick-off is set for 6:45 p.m. CT under the lights at Davis Wade Stadium. Brad Nessler and Todd

GENERAL GAME INFO
When:
Saturday, Nov. 16 - 6:45 p.m.
Where: Starkville, MS
Facility: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field
   - Stadium Diagram, Information and Policies
Tickets: Game is sold out. A limited number
of standing-room only tickets will be available
Saturday at the DWS Ticket Office beginning
three hours before kickoff.

Parking/Gameday Traffic Info:
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What Color To Wear This Week:
Maroon (True Maroon Game)

BROADCAST INFO
Television:
ESPN
Live Video Streaming: WatchESPN
Watch Gatherings: See listing here
Radio: Mississippi State Bulldog Network
In-Stadium Radio Frequency: 100.9 or 107.9
Satellite Radio: Sirius 108, XM 198
Live Audio Streaming: HailStateTV
Live Stats: HailState.com

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Twitter:
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Blackledge will provide play-by-play duties for ESPN, while Holly Rowe serving as the sideline reporter. Jim Ellis, Matt Wyatt, and John Correro will have the call for the Mississippi State Radio Network. The game can also be heard via satellite radio on XM channel 198 and Sirius channel 108.

Saturday will the True Maroon game for MSU, and fans are encouraged to attend the Dawg Walk in The Junction at approximately 4:30 p.m. The Bulldogs will also recognize Glen Collins, this year’s MSU SEC Legend.

As part of Military Appreciation Week, Mississippi State is partnering with the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday to honor wounded members of the United States military. Wounded warriors will be participating in the Dawg Walk and will be honored at halftime, and the Famous Maroon Band will perform its annual Military Appreciation Player “Salute to Service” halftime show.

In addition, senior basketball player Tyson Cunningham will lead the singing of the National Anthem, and all fans are encouraged to be in their seats at 6:30 p.m. to proudly sing along as America is honored.

The Bulldogs (4-5, 1-4) look to bounce back after a hard-fought 51-41 setback at Texas A&M last weekend. MSU outgained the Johnny Manziel-led Aggies by racking up 556 yards of total offense, the most under Coach Dan Mullen in an SEC game.

Wide receiver Jameon Lewis is the only player in the country with four-plus receiving touchdowns, three-plus rushing touchdowns, and three or more passing scores. Freshman wideout De’Runnya Wilson had his best career game in College Station last weekend, catching seven passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns.

The Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0) enters the contest coming off an important 38-17 home win against LSU last weekend. Alabama has won three of the last four BCS National Championships, and has not lost a road game in three years.

UA is led by senior quarterback AJ McCarron, who boasts the SEC’s best all-time winning percentage as a starting quarterback at .944 with a 34-2 record. Coach Nick Saban is known for having great defensive squads, and this season has proved no different as Alabama boasts the conference’s best scoring defense and ranks second in total defense.

Ball control should be vital in Saturday’s game, as both teams rank in the top three in the league in time of possession and in the top four in turnovers lost.

Following Saturday’s matchup, the Bulldogs will travel to Little Rock for a clash with Arkansas. SEC TV will televise the 11:21 a.m. CT kickoff at War Memorial Stadium.


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