Wide receiver Amari Cooper had eight catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in the winning effort, which took him past the 3,000 mark for career receiving yards, making him the first Alabama receiver to break past that plateau.
Alabama Football plays Mississippi State at Bryant Denny Stadium.
OUTLOOK: Tore his ACL in the first game of the 2013 season ... returned to practice in the spring and should be 100 percent for the 2014 season ... redshirted as a true freshman and enters the 2014 season looking to impact the Alabama defensive line, which must replace two starters at defensive end.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013): Played in one game before a knee injury ended his season ... had four tackles with two solo stops against Virginia Tech before the injury.
FRESHMAN (2012): Redshirt during his first season at the Capstone.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Picked the Crimson Tide on signing day to help solidify an outstanding 2012 class of defensive linemen ... a four-star talent with good power ... ranked 149th in the Rivals250 ... Rivals.com rated him as the No. 11 defensive tackle nationally and the No. 11 player in the state of Georgia ... Scout.com ranked him the country's 17th-best defensive tackle ... 247sports.com listed him as the No. 21 player in the Peach State and the No. 22 defensive tackle nationally ... ESPNU three-star prospect who was rated 42nd among defensive tackles and 56th in Georgia ... first team Georgia Sports Writers Association AAA All-State ... SuperPrep All-American and the publication's No. 13 player in the state of Georgia ... SuperPrep's No. 53 defensive line prospect (ends and tackles) ... Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 ... No. 77 on the PrepStar Dream Team ... PrepStar All-American and All-Atlantic Region choice ... PrepStar's No. 11 defensive tackle ... No. 50 in Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... had 109 tackles as a senior in 2011 with 8.5 sacks, four pass breakups and one blocked field goal ... had 76 tackles with 7.5 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries as a junior in 2010 ... coached by Mike Rozier at Henry County High School ... chose Alabama over Georgia Tech.