The Alabama Crimson Tide football team has arguably been snubbed for weeks by the College Football Playoff Committee. Relegated to No. 5 two weeks in a row, the Crimson Tide host the No. 1 Mississippi State Bulldogs today in what’s arguably the biggest college football game of the season. You can watch Mississippi State vs Alabama live online CBS Sports free streaming starting at 3:30 EST / 12:30 PST, or watch the Mississippi vs Alabama game live on CBS.
Nick Saban’s 2014 Alabama football team hasn’t had a signature win, according to the college football playoff committee. Beating the No. 1 Mississippi State Bulldogs would give them just that. The Crimson Tide are currently sitting behind Mississippi State, Oregon, Florida State and TCU in the latest college football playoff rankings. With Oregon on a bye this week, a win for the Tide in today’s Alabama football game could very well make the Tide “roll on” to the No. 1 spot.
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott has struggled of late, throwing five of his seven interceptions of the year during the past four games. If we watch Mississippi State vs Alabama live online free and see Prescott play better and deliver a Bulldogs win, he would cement his status in Bulldog lore and may even leapfrog Oregon’s Marcus Mariota in the Heisman race.
That’ll be a tough order against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Nick Saban’s team has had defensive issues in the past against the read-option, which Mississippi State runs religiously. But Bama’s big defense will be a stout match for Prescott and the SEC’s No. 2 running back, Josh Robinson. If Prescott decides to pass more than hand the ball off to Robinson or take it himself, Alabama Crimson Tide safety Landon Collins will be there to steal his success.
The cards seem so stacked in Alabama’s favor going into today’s Mississippi State vs Alabama game that the Crimson Tide are 7-point favorites. Part of it is history, part of it is the machine of ‘Bama football, and part of it is today’s Bulldogs vs Crimson Tide game taking place in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama has won 13 straight games at home.
An article on ESPN says “if Mississippi State loses, there’s a good chance the Bulldogs nosedive from No. 1. … Alabama, on the other hand, would be poised to move from No. 5 to as high as No. 2.” That statement seems only half right. If the Bulldogs lose, they’ll likely fall out of the playoff picture as implied. But if the Crimson Tide win today’s Mississippi State vs Alabama game, Saban’s team could very well vault into the top spot after two weeks stalled at No. 5.
If you want to watch Mississippi State vs Alabama live today, kickoff is slated for 3:30 Eastern / 12:30 Pacific. The game will be broadcast live on TV on CBS, or you can watch Mississippi State vs Alabama live online CBS Sports free streaming on CBS’s SEC Live webpage.