November 10, 2011

Saban talking Mississippi State

Alabama is coming off a heartbreaking, much publicized overtime loss to LSU at home last week which hurt the Crimson Tide's chances at another national title.

But Nick Saban has shifted the focus of his team to their next opponent taking on twin state rival Mississippi State on the road.

"This is a challenging week for us," Saban said. "I think Mississippi State's got a really good team and have gotten better throughout the course of the season. They've only lost to ranked teams in really close games. This is always a tough place to play."

The Bulldogs offense is currently fourth in the Southeastern Conference averaging 400.2 yards per game and are averaging 27.9 points per game. MSU's defense is also third in the league surrendering just 18.7 points per game and allowing 349.3 yards.

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