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Bama finds a way to win over MSU

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Top-ranked Alabama (10-0 overall; 7-0 in the Southeastern Conference) was sharp when it had to be on the way to a 20-7 victory over Mississippi State (4-6 overall; 1-5 SEC) on Saturday night before a crowd of 57,211, the fourth-largest crowd in the history of Davis-Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

Quarterback AJ McCarron broke the Crimson Tide career total offense record in the win, surpassing John Parker Wilson (8,099 yards from 2005-08) for the most yards of total offense in a career, finishing the game with 199 yards (187 passing; 12 rushing) bringing his career total to 8,146. Running back T.J. Yeldon also had a big night, rushing for a career-best 159 yards.

The Tide survived an uncharacteristically uneven performance in taking the victory, largely due to a solid effort by the Alabama defense. The Tide stop troops limited State to 197 total yards on the night while forcing seven punts and five three-and-outs. Alabama prevailed despite losing the turnover margin by four to one, losing two fumbles and two interceptions while gaining one interception.

COURTESY: Alabama Media Relations

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