Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sloppily Successful: Alabama 24 Mississippi State 7

Alabama running back Trent Richardson said a win is the only medicine that can heal a loss. If that is truly the case, the No. 3 team in the country received a fine elixir in Starkville on Saturday night.

Courtesy of Richardson’s 127 yards, one touchdown, and an Alabama defense that refused to be nothing less than the best, the Crimson Tide defeated the Bulldogs of Mississippi State by the score of 24-7.

It goes without saying Alabama looked and played “hung-over” after the heartbreaking defeat at the hands of LSU, but the Tide managed to put enough pieces in order to take control of the second half and defeat a lackluster MSU team.

While the Alabama aerial attack and field goal productivity continue to be problem areas, the ground game and stalwart defense continue to be more than proficient.

In a contest that was reminiscent of yesteryear, the defense held down the fortress until the offense arrived to meet the challenge.

Alabama was “sloppily successful” against the Bulldogs, but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter how the healing elixir goes down…just as long as it does.

Alabama Individual/Team Stats

McCarron-14/24 163 Yards 1 INT

Richardson-*32 Carries 127 Yards 1 TD
*Career-High Carries
Lacy-11 Carries 96 Yards 2 TDs

Norwood-2 Receptions 60 Yards
Richardson-2 Receptions 26 Yards
Maze-4 Receptions 22 Yards
White-3 Receptions 21 Yards
Williams-1 Reception 16 Yards
Bell-1 Reception 16 Yards
Hanks-1 Reception 2 Yards

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