NCAAF Game Recap - Alabama at Mississippi State
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:00 PM EST

LSU
58
Miss
37
F
OHSt
56
Rut
21
F
Wake
3
Clem
52
F
Ala
38
MisSt
7
F
UGA
21
Aub
14
F
Ariz
6
Oreg
34
F
Minn
19
Iowa
23
F
UCLA
3
Utah
49
F
Ind
27
PSU
34
F
Okla
34
Bayl
31
F
Fla
23
Mizzu
6
F
MSU
10
Mich
44
F
Wisc
37
Neb
21
F
Navy
20
ND
52
F
Cin
20
SoFL
17
F
Mem
45
Hou
27
F
NM
9
Boise
42
F
Tex
21
IASt
23
F
Kans
13
OkSt
31
F
E Mi
42
Akr
14
F
WestMI
37
Ohio
34
F OT
NIU
31
Toled
28
F
BGSU
3
MiaOH
44
F
Buff
27
Kent
30
F
UNC
27
Pitt
34
F OT
LaTec
10
Marsh
31
F
Fres
7
SDSU
17
F
Tul
21
Temp
29
F
TCU
33
TxTch
31
F
UMass
6
NW
45
F
AlaSt
12
FlaSt
49
F
VMI
6
Army
47
F
UTEP
10
UAB
37
F
Troy
63
TxSt
27
F
CoCar
27
ArkSt
28
F
ULMon
29
GaSo
51
F
IdSt
10
BYU
42
F
C Mi
45
Ball
44
F
KY
38
Vand
14
F
WVU
24
K St
20
F
VaTec
45
GATec
0
F
(N/A)
28
NMSt
41
F
Hawaii
21
UNLV
7
F
Wyo
21
UtSt
26
F
Syr
49
Duke
6
F
Stan
22
WaSt
49
F
Rice
31
MidTN
28
F
ULLaf
37
SoAl
27
F
SMiss
36
UTSA
17
F
AF
38
ColSt
21
F
App
56
GASt
27
F
AzSt
34
OreSt
35
F
SCar
6
TxAM
30
F
Lou
34
NCSt
20
F
USC
41
Cal
17
F

Nov 16, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(4) Alabama (9-1)

21

14

3

0

38

Mississippi State (4-6)

7

0

0

0

7

Tagovailoa out for season after hip injury vs Mississippi St
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:54 AM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) What was planned to be the last series of the day for Tua Tagovailoa ended in the final play of his season - and maybe his Alabama career.

The Crimson Tide's star quarterback will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his right hip in the first half of No. 4 Alabama's 38-7 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday.

Tagovailoa, the potential top pick in April's NFL draft, was injured while being dragged down by two Bulldogs late in the first half, with the Tide up four touchdowns. He was flown by helicopter to the St. Vincent's Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Hours later the school announced he has sustained a dislocated right hip.

"He is undergoing further testing to determine the best course of treatment," Alabama team orthopedic surgeon Lyle Cain said in a statement. "He is expected to make a full recovery but will miss the remainder of the season."

Tagovailoa had been nursing an ankle injury and Alabama was considering holding him out of this game. The junior needed surgery four weeks ago for a high ankle sprain on his right leg that caused him to miss a game and a half.

Alabama coach Nick Saban said the plan was to remove Tagovailoa from the game before the series when the quarterback was injury. Alabama was leading 35-7, but it was decided to let Tagovailoa play one more possession to get some work in the two-minute drill.

"We can second guess ourselves all we want," Saban said. "We told Mac (Jones) to warm up and we were going to go 2-minute before the half. Tua wanted to play in the game and so I don't really make a lot of decisions worrying if a guy is going to get hurt."

Tagovailoa was 14 of 18 for 256 yards and two touchdown passes against Mississippi State, giving him 31 TD passes on the season. He was replaced by Jones, who went 7 for 11 for 94 yards.

"Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes," Tagovailoa posted on Twitter. "God always has a plan."

Jones led the Crimson Tide to an easy victory when he started against Arkansas last month. Alabama faces Western Carolina next week before finishing the season at No. 13 Auburn.

Tailback Najee Harris warned reporters that he wasn't in the mood to answer questions, saying: "I'm just hurt about our quarterback, what happened to our quarterback."

"He means a lot to our team, Harris said. "It's our guy. I came here at the same time he did. Been friends with him since my freshman season. For him to go down like that really hurts."

The Crimson Tide (9-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) were coming off a 46-41 loss to LSU that nudged it out of College Football Playoff position to fifth in the latest selection committee rankings. Now Alabama is facing the possibility of trying to impress the committee without Tagovailoa, the Heisman Trophy runner-up from last season.

Tagovailoa played well against LSU, passing for more than 400 yards, but he was gimpy at times, favoring his right ankle. Saban said Tagovailoa was a game-time decision against Mississippi State. He started and the Tide jumped out to a 14-0 lead on a touchdown run and a touchdown catch by Najee Harris, who finished with four TDs.

Mississippi State (4-6, 2-5) cut the lead to 14-7 on a 1-yard scoring run by Kylin Hill. But that was as close it got. Harris finished with 88 yards rushing and 51 yards receiving. Jerry Jeudy had seven catches for 114 yards receiving for Alabama.

TAKEAWAY

Alabama: Tide defensive tackle Raekwon Davis was also taken off the field with an apparent leg injury.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs' struggles on offensive continued against Alabama. Mississippi State had just 270 yards of offense and had only 82 yards passing against the Crimson Tide. In the past two meetings with Alabama, the Bulldogs have mustered seven points.

"We knew against a team of Alabama's caliber that we needed things to go our way," Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead said. "But spotting them a 14-0 lead three minutes into the game didn't help. We didn't execute enough and we didn't coach well enough to win today."

Tommy Stevens was 12 of 21 passing for Mississippi State and had just 82 yards passing. Stevens did rush for 96 yards on 10 carries.

The Bulldogs must win out to be bowl eligible.

UP NEXT

Alabama: The Crimson Tide needs to beat Auburn and have LSU lose twice in its final two games to win the SEC West and reach the conference title game.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs continue their season-ending homestand and host Abilene Christian for homecoming.

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Passing

Ala Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Tagovailoa 18 14 77.8 2 256 37 0 155.8
M. Jones 11 7 63.6 0 94 26 0 90.7
MisSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Stevens 21 12 57.1 0 82 30 1 46.1

Rushing

Ala Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
N. Harris 17 88 5.2 20 3
B. Robinson Jr. 8 56 7.0 20 0
MisSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Stevens 10 96 9.6 46 0
N. Gibson 9 56 6.2 20 0

Receiving

Ala Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Jeudy 7 114 16.3 37 0
D. Smith 6 92 15.3 34 0
MisSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
F. Green 1 30 30.0 30 0
K. Hill 3 21 7.0 19 0

Fumbles

Ala F FL
D. Smith 1 0

Returning

Ala KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Waddle 0 - 0 0 2 14.0 0 26
MisSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Thomas 1 1.0 0 1 1 0.0 0 0

Punting

Ala Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Perine 2 79 39.5 42
MisSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Day 5 197 39.4 48

Takeaways

Ala Int Yds InTD
S. Lee 1 10 0

Team Stats Comparison

Ala MisSt
Points For 38 7
Total Yards 510 270
Rushing Yards 160 188
Passing Yards 350 82
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/29 12/21
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 0/0
First Downs 24 11
Penalties - Yards 7/86 5/37
Time Of Possession 57:57 3:03
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/10 3/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 1/4
Punts - Average Yards 2/40 5/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Ala MisSt
Ala 1:52 TD Najee Harris 10 yd run (Joseph Bulovas kick) 7 0
Ala 2:06 TD Najee Harris 19 yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Joseph Bulovas kick) 14 0
MisSt 6:23 TD Kylin Hill 1 yd run (Jace Christmann kick) 14 7
Ala 11:38 TD Najee Harris 5 yd run (Joseph Bulovas kick) 21 7
2nd Quarter Ala MisSt
Ala 0:45 TD Jaylen Waddle 35 yd pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Joseph Bulovas kick) 28 7
Ala 8:52 TD Najee Harris 5 yd run (Joseph Bulovas kick) 35 7
3rd Quarter Ala MisSt
Ala 7:32 FG Joseph Bulovas 22 yd FG 38 7
4th Quarter Ala MisSt
No scores this quarter

Game Information

Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field, Starkville, Mississippi
Attendance: 0
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