Alabama’s response to Tennessee’s loss will be its biggest statement yet.

Alabama needs to bounce back against Mississippi State at home after losing to Tennessee last week.

With no room for error, Alabama has no choice in Week 8: They must beat Mississippi State at home after losing on the road last week to Tennessee on the third Saturday in October.

Although the Crimson Tide are 6-1 on the season and the sixth-largest team in the nation, a second loss in SEC play not only puts them out of the College Football Playoff picture, but likely keeps them out. to travel to Atlanta as the division winner. Although Mississippi State has lost twice this year, Mike Leach’s team knows how to raid and has what it takes to pull off an upset.

How the Crimson Tide react to the Bulldogs after losing to the Volunteers last week will tell us everything we need to know about this year’s team.

Alabama must rise to the occasion against divisional foe Mississippi State.

Although Alabama has won 14 straight in the 90 Mile Drive, the Crimson Tide suffered its first loss in 16 years against rival Tennessee last week. They nearly suffered their first loss to Arkansas since the Houston Nutt era a few weeks ago. Alabama also lost to Georgia for the first time since 2007 in the national championship. We’re starting to see a really bad trend here with the Crimson Tide…

Even though Alabama hosts Mississippi State at home, they are a ranked opponent and a top offense heading into Death Valley. We all know Pete Golding’s Crimson Tide defense is going to give points. If she gets into a shootout against Mississippi State, it could be a recipe for disaster for the entire state of Yellowhammer, except Auburn, of course. Here’s why this game is so important.

A victory over the Bulldogs stops the bleeding and gives Alabama the confidence to try to face the rest of their difficult program. Although they have a bye before the game against LSU, this game takes place in Death Valley and it will be the Bayou Bengals’ Super Bowl for Brian Kelly’s first year in charge of the team. After that, Alabama must face Ole Miss and Auburn…

Like division rival Tennessee, Ole Miss has yet to lose a match. The Rebels are ranked No. 7 in the country. With this game at Vaught-Hemingway, it could be another recipe for disaster for Alabama. Nick Saban has always struggled playing Oxford at Alabama. Even though the Iron Bowl is in Tuscaloosa, the fact remains that anything can happen in this game.

If Alabama wins its last five regular season games to reach 11-1 (7-1), the Crimson Tide will still have to face Georgia or Tennessee in a rematch in Atlanta. Like last year, Alabama will need to win this game to have a chance at the college football playoffs. Either way, Alabama will need to beat at least three ranked teams to make the four-team group.

Once again, Alabama’s result against Mississippi State on Saturday will tell us all about them.

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