Nov. 8, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The football team held a two-hour practice session in full pads on Tuesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as the Crimson Tide continued to prepare for Saturday's game at Mississippi State. Kickoff is set for 6:45 p.m. CT in David-Wade Stadium.
"Practice has been good this week," said junior offensive lineman Chance Warmack. "We are focusing on Mississippi State and everything they have to offer. They are a real physical team that plays until the whistle blows."
Earlier in the day, junior offensive lineman Barrett Jones was named a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, given annually to the college football player that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.
"I am very honored to be selected as a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy," said Jones. "Balance is something that is very important when you are a college athlete, which allows you to handle the rigors of playing football, getting an education and being a positive influence in the community."
Alabama will look to continue a trend of road success when it heads to Starkville, Miss., this weekend as the Tide boasts a 14-2 mark in true road games since 2008. Alabama posted a 3-2 mark last season on the heels of identical 4-0 records in 2008 and 2009. The Tide has outscored its opponents 549-251 over that span. In 23 games away from Tuscaloosa since 2008, Alabama is 19-4, including a 10-4 mark against ranked opponents.
Saturday's game will air on ESPN with Brad Nessler serving as the play-by-play announcer, Todd Blackledge as the color analyst and Holly Rowe as the sideline reporter.
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