Nov. 11, 2008
When was the last time a No.1 ranked Alabama team played at Bryant-Denny Stadium?
The last time a No. 1 ranked Alabama team played in Bryant-Denny Stadium was Oct. 25, 1980 when the Crimson Tide beat Southern Mississippi 42-7 on homecoming at the Capstone. The Crimson Tide rushed for 324 yards and got a pair of rushing touchdowns from quarterback Don Jacobs (25 and 13 yards) as UA won its school-record 28th straight game.
Alabama has played more games and owns more wins over Mississippi State than any other opponent. How many times have these two SEC border rivals met and how many wins has the Tide amassed?
The Alabama-Mississippi State series dates back to Nov. 14, 1896 and the 2008 season marks the 102nd anniversary of the first meeting. The Crimson Tide won that game 20-0 in Tuscaloosa with three touchdowns (worth 5 points each), three extra points and one safety. In all, UA and MSU will be meeting for the 93rd time this Saturday and the Tide has posted 71 series wins.
What Alabama quarterback has the most completions and passing yards in a game against Mississippi State?
In 1994, Alabama quarterback Jay Barker completed 26 passes for 324 yards in leading the Crimson Tide to its third straight SEC Western Division championship with a 29-24 win at Scott Field in Starkville. Dennis Riddle scored on a 1-yard run in the final minute to secure the win.
What quarterback led the top-ranked Crimson Tide to victory over Mississippi State in 1979?
Stedman Shealy ran 20 times for 190 yards and one TD in the Tide’s 24-7 win over MSU on Nov. 3, 1979 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Shealy’s 7-yard TD run was part of a 17-point third quarter that lifted the Crimson Tide to its eighth win over the season.