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I can not wait to see this one. MSU has a good team this year and should give a challenge to Alabama.....I hope it helps our coaches put a game plan together. Alabam should not have recievers running around free in this game so maybe we can see Mcaron have to make some passes.If MSU can make them 1 dimesional then so can we. Alot to be learned from this game I think. What say yall?
State may keep it close for a quarter but they are very overrated. State doesn't have any big time playmakers nor the talent to consistently drive the ball the length of the field. I do think Miss St covers the 24 pt spread.
This post was edited by Buddy1981 18 months ago
State is going to get obliterated this weekend, as will LSU if we do not learn really fast how to throw to the TE and backs OVER THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. Every pass we throw is to the sidelines outside the hash mark. State has not played anyone yet this year.
I think MSU is pretty good this year I have watched them.....I do not think they are better then Alabama but good eneough to show us something about Alabama wich is the point of this thread.We cant throw so we can move on from that.
No offense to MSU, but they have the most hollow record out there right now. They have literally played a bunch of nobodies.
3 Sun Belt teams, 1 I-AA team and 3 SEC teams which among them have ZERO conference wins
They are improved but still a huge step below LSU/Bama. I expect Bama to win by 17 minimum. Talent gap is still just too great.
I could see MSU finishing as good as 10-2 though.
Paul Mainieri = 328-135 ovr (70.8%), 119-89 SEC (57.2%), 21-10 NCAA (67.7%), 3 CWS App., 1 National Title
I think 10-2 is pretty good and sure they would take that right now. We will probably be 10-2 and maybe we should take that right now.
I think MSU will play them a lot better than Tennessee did and I also think they catch them at a perfect time with them possibly looking ahead a little bit. With that said, I don't think they have it up front to stop Bama's ground game but a couple of turnovers keep it close until Bama puts it away with them scoring somewhere in the mid to high 20's and State putting up around 13.
Tennessee played them completely terrible. I rewatched that game last night and Tennessee literally gave away 3 passing TDs. Twice was completely blown coverage and a third time the CB fell down. Cant have dumb mistakes like that against a team like Bama. Tennessee was also using a walk on small white kid as a 2nd string RB who got significant carries.
Line is 24...What does that tell you?
Simply, Bama should win - pulling away in the 2nd half. But hardly a push-over.
Bama gets another physical game whiile, perhaps, looking ahead. I think they'd like to sit McCarron and Lacy early.
LSU gets some time to heal and plan a game.
I think State keeps it close for a half but Alabama pulls away in the second half.
I'd love to see a few Alabama kids shred a knee or suffer serious head or neck injuries to the extent their football careers are over and they can spend the rest of their college careers enjoying life as a student only in the armpit that is Tuscaloosa.
As Sonny stated, MSU catches Bama at a fortunate time on the schedule.
Mullen and his DC should learn a little about what NOT to do from the Tennessee fiasco. MSU is better than Tennessee, but they are on the road, and we are going to see if their DL can stand up to the the Bama OL and that stable of RB's. MSU has some decent secondary players.
I would almost give them a shot if the game had been in Starkville instead of Bama. MSU will have to throw the ball to win this game. Don't know how adept they really are at it. I would very much like the Bulldogs to play a very physical game throughout and make it a real effort for Bama to win.
I want the Tide physically worn as much as possible when they enter Tiger Stadium on Nov 3.
The Tigers have their own issues to address in the meantime.
Regards to All,
I never want to see anyone hurt and I dont want to win because of it.I have spent my life helping people and that is just wrong wrong wrong!
This post was edited by Medictiger 18 months ago
You're a jerk. And I'd love to use stronger language.
This post was edited by Mitch613 18 months ago
Wow, this is classic classless and borderline evil - I'd like an level playing field; wishing serious injuries on a college opponent isn't LSU, never was.
In the naked city there are all kinds of fans - Robertnd, you're in a free fall.
Very good post. Until we can run plays that make the other team think and then pay for their mistakes, we are going to get exposed by the teams with comparable talent.
Bumphis is pretty good... Saban and LSU both wanted him...
We don't know a whole lot about MSU... a little bit less than we know about Alabama. Bama avoids Florida and South Carolina and Georgia and their permanent East rival is Tenn. Signature wins are Michigan and Ole Miss. MSU has been predicted to be undefeated for this game before the season began. MSU has excellent corners and will be the first real test for Bama's passing game. They can also be very physical under Mullen.
Right now Bama is in the same "Best team of all time" classification as OU in '03, USC in '05, and OSU in '06. MSU-Bama will just be a measuring stick and might tell us a little bit about where both teams are.
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