Both No. 24 Mississippi State and No. 7 Ole Miss hit the road on Saturday.
The Bulldogs will visit No. 6 Alabama, while the Rebels travel to LSU.
Here’s how to watch each game, plus our staff predictions.
No. 24 Mississippi State (5-2, 2-2 SEC) at No. 6 Alabama (6-1, 3-1 SEC)
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium (100,077), Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
TV: 6 p.m., Saturday, ESPN.
Series: Alabama leads, 85-18-3.
Coaches — Mississippi State: Mike Leach, 16-15 at Mississippi State (3rd year), 155-105 overall (21st year); Alabama: Nick Saban, 189-26 (16th year), 280-68-1 overall (27th year).
Notes: Mississippi State’s last win over Alabama came in 2007, Nick Saban’s first year with the Crimson Tide. Alabama has won the last 14 matchups with the Bulldogs … Saban is 54-4 in October games at Alabama, including a perfect 30-0 at home … Emmanuel Forbes’ fourth-quarter pick-six Saturday at Kentucky made it 31 interceptions for Mississippi State in 31 games under defensive coordinator Zach Arnett … MSU has scored on 18 consecutive red zone trips, including 15 straight touchdowns.
Prediction: Alabama 42, Mississippi State 15
— Theo DeRosa
No. 7 Ole Miss (7-0, 3-0 SEC) at LSU (5-2, 3-1 SEC)
Where: Tiger Stadium (102,321), Baton Rouge, Louisiana
TV: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, CBS.
Series: LSU leads 64-41-4.
Coaches – LSU: Brian Kelly, 5-2 at LSU (1st year) and 289-99-2 overall (32nd year). Ole Miss: Lane Kiffin, 22-8 at OM (3rd year) and 83-42 overall (11th year).
Notes: With a win, Ole Miss would be 8-0 for the first time since 1962 … Eight of the last 10 matchups between LSU and Ole Miss were won by the home team … The Rebels have not won in Baton Rouge since 2008 … Ole Miss true freshman running back Quinshon Judkins and junior Zach Evans are the only two teammates in college football with at least 600 rushing yards each … Saturday will be LSU’s homecoming; they are 20-1 in their last 21 homecoming games … LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels had six total touchdowns against Florida last weekend.
Prediction: LSU 34, Ole Miss 31
— Michael Katz, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Theo DeRosa reports on Mississippi State sports for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.
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