In pursuing its sixth win of the season and giving Nick Saban a great gift for his 69th birthday, there is nothing Alabama football would want more than to defeat Mississippi State at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The Crimson Tide is clicking on offense and its defense is improving each week.
As for the Bulldogs, Mike Leach and company have hit a wall following its victory over LSU.
Mississippi State has lost its last three games and is having all sorts of problems on offense.
While it tries to get back on track versus the Tide, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine has pregame notes for Alabama.
Pregame notes for Alabama prior to facing Miss. State
-With LaBryan Ray missing a third straight game (elbow), DJ Dale and Phidarian Mathis led drills for defensive linemen.
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