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Liberty Bowl, Music City Bowl, Sun Bowl, Holiday Bowl, CarQuest Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl: Mississippi State Bulldogs (MSU) at Alabama Crimson Tide

December 28, 2025
37°
Bryant Denny Stadium (Tuscaloosa, AL) Attendance: 98,297 (98%)
Bulldogs (MSU) 0 14 6 0 - 20
Crimson Tide 2 0 7 6 - 15

Scoring Summary

(Qtr 1) Crimson Tide: 1-10-MSU 3 (11:14) 18-David Varela sacked at MSU -6 for -10 yards (72-Jordan Pettway). Sack allowed by 78-Timothy Killgore. SAFETY! (72-Jordan Pettway) ALA 2 MSU 0
(Qtr 2) Bulldogs (MSU): 3-2-ALA 38 (14:18) 18-David Varela pass complete to 19-Stanley Rotz for 38 yards. TOUCHDOWN! Extra point GOOD by 7-Keith Honore. ALA 2 MSU 7
(Qtr 2) Bulldogs (MSU): 3-4-ALA 13 (7:12) 18-David Varela pass complete to 87-Roger Lee for 13 yards. TOUCHDOWN! Extra point GOOD by 7-Keith Honore. ALA 2 MSU 14
(Qtr 3) Crimson Tide: 2-7-ALA 27 (7:45) 7-James Pennington pass complete to 80-Sheldon Davis for 73 yards. TOUCHDOWN! Extra point GOOD by 3-Todd Watkins. ALA 9 MSU 14
(Qtr 3) Bulldogs (MSU): 3-10-MSU 38 (5:29) 23-Kevin Holmes ran for 62 yards. TOUCHDOWN!
(Qtr 4) Crimson Tide: 3-5-MSU 22 (14:26) 7-James Pennington pass complete to 27-Louis Crowder for 22 yards. TOUCHDOWN!

Team Statistics

Crimson Tide Bulldogs (MSU)
First Downs 14 14
- Rushing 5 7
- Passing 8 5
- Penalty 1 2
Total Net Yards 415 345
- Offensive Plays 65 62
- Yards Per Play 6.38 5.56
Net Rushing Yards 105 165
- Rushing Attempts 30 25
- Yards Per Rush 3.50 6.60
Net Passing Yards 310 180
- Att/Comp/Int 34 / 23 / 0 35 / 20 / 0
- Gross Passing Yards 318 199
- Sacks/Yards Lost 1 / 8 2 / 19
- Yards Per Pass Play 8.86 4.86
- Yards Per Completion 13.83 9.95
Fumbles/Lost 0 / 0 3 / 1
3rd Down Conversions 5 / 15 9 / 15
- Avg YTG on 3rd Down 7.9 7.2
4th Down Conversions 1 / 3 0 / 0
Penalties/Yards 5 / 50 3 / 16
Punt Returns/Yards 2 / 8 0 / 0
Kick Returns/Yards 2 / 52 0 / 0
Int Returns/Yards 0 / 0 0 / 0
2pt Conversions 0 / 1 0 / 0
Red Zone Visits 2 2
- Red Zone TDs/FGs 0 / 0 1 / 0
Avg Drive Start OWN 27 OWN 18
Time of Possession 33:21 26:37

Drive Charts

Alabama Crimson Tide

Qtr Start Poss From Plays Yards Result
1 15:00 3:47 OWN 25 6 25 Punt
1 11:10 3:53 OWN 36 6 28 Punt
1 5:55 2:01 OWN 42 4 38 Missed FG
2 14:11 2:05 OWN 25 3 0 Punt
2 7:04 2:43 OWN 25 6 19 Punt
2 1:07 1:07 OWN 20 2 5 Half
3 12:59 1:34 OPP 45 3 -6 Punt
3 9:49 2:15 OWN 14 4 86 Touchdown
3 5:18 5:59 OWN 19 10 81 Touchdown
4 10:44 0:56 OWN 12 3 9 Punt
4 7:35 6:08 OWN 19 11 63 Downs
4 1:09 0:53 OWN 30 6 58 Downs

Mississippi State Bulldogs (MSU)

Qtr Start Poss From Plays Yards Result
1 11:13 0:03 OWN 3 1 -10 Safety
1 7:17 1:22 OWN 7 3 -2 Punt
1 3:54 4:43 OWN 27 8 73 Touchdown
2 12:06 5:02 OWN 18 9 82 Touchdown
2 4:22 3:14 OWN 2 11 85 Missed FG
3 15:00 2:01 OWN 25 5 11 Fumble
3 11:24 1:35 OWN 20 6 22 Punt
3 7:34 2:16 OWN 25 6 75 Touchdown
4 14:19 3:35 OWN 25 7 17 Punt
4 9:48 2:13 OWN 33 3 2 Punt
4 1:27 0:18 OWN 23 3 0 Punt
4 0:15 0:15 OWN 12 1 -3 Game

Rushing Stats

Alabama Crimson Tide

Name Att Yds Avg Lng 10+ TDs
Louis Crowder 12 46 3.83 13 1 0
Jimmie Treece 16 45 2.81 17 2 0
Daniel Carroll 2 14 7.00 14 1 0

Mississippi State Bulldogs (MSU)

Name Att Yds Avg Lng 10+ TDs
Kevin Holmes 9 94 10.44 62 3 1
Shawn Garnett 8 48 6.00 11 2 0
Bradley Johnson 4 9 2.25 9 0 0
David Varela 2 8 4.00 8 0 0
Wilmer Bailey 2 6 3.00 3 0 0

Passing Stats

Alabama Crimson Tide

Name Att Comp Yds Sk/Yd TDs Lng Int Rate
James Pennington 34 23 318 1 / 8 2 73 0 117.03

Mississippi State Bulldogs (MSU)

Name Att Comp Yds Sk/Yd TDs Lng Int Rate
David Varela 35 20 199 2 / 19 2 38 0 92.44

Receiving Stats

Alabama Crimson Tide

Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TDs
Sheldon Davis 4 91 22.75 73 1
Anthony Davis 4 79 19.75 35 0
John Cousins 2 42 21.00 37 0
Albert Williams 6 40 6.67 17 0
Michael Stella 4 34 8.50 12 0
Louis Crowder 1 22 22.00 22 1
Daniel Carroll 1 7 7.00 7 0
Glenn Egan 1 3 3.00 3 0

Mississippi State Bulldogs (MSU)

Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TDs
Stanley Rotz 5 71 14.20 38 1
Kelvin Grant 3 36 12.00 23 0
Homer Koenig 1 31 31.00 31 0
Wilmer Bailey 1 16 16.00 16 0
Roger Lee 1 13 13.00 13 1
Kevin Holmes 2 10 5.00 8 0
Patrick Peterson 1 8 8.00 8 0
Michael Weeks 1 8 8.00 8 0
Bradley Johnson 3 4 1.33 3 0
Frank Smith 2 2 1.00 2 0

Blocking Stats

Alabama Crimson Tide

Name PassBlk RunBlk SkAlld TklAlld
Albert Williams 4 25 1 3
Jacob Rodriguez 42 27 0 0
Fred Finley 5 0 0 0
Walter McNeal 0 2 0 0
Donald Elwood 0 2 0 0
Robert Wright 0 3 0 1
Anthony Davis 0 6 0 0
Timothy Howell 5 10 0 1
John Hoch 6 5 0 1
Louis Crowder 7 0 0 0
James Nix 0 2 0 1
Glenn Egan 0 3 0 0
Richard Kelly 3 0 0 0
Wilfred Schaefer 0 2 0 0
Jordan Pettway 0 1 0 0
Johnny McElhaney 0 1 0 0
Alvin Strain 0 2 0 0
Tony George 0 2 0 0
Mario Brown 0 2 0 0
Lawrence Harrison 33 37 0 0
Daniel Carroll 19 21 0 3
John Cousins 0 13 0 0
Sheldon Davis 0 15 0 1
Glen Stewart 42 34 0 3
Devin Sparks 41 36 0 1
Michael Stella 0 12 0 0
Jeffrey McNeeley 30 36 0 0
Jimmie Treece 8 3 0 0
John Harter 0 2 0 0
Elwood Allen 4 4 0 0
Edward Dyar 10 4 0 0
Martin Brown 8 4 0 0
Tyler Bates 9 0 0 0
Robert Macias 0 1 0 0
David Dietz 0 2 0 0
Kory Simms 0 1 0 0

Mississippi State Bulldogs (MSU)

Name PassBlk RunBlk SkAlld TklAlld
Michael Davey 38 30 1 3
Timothy Killgore 19 9 1 1
Kevin Holmes 4 3 0 0
Stanley Rotz 0 10 0 0
Bradley Johnson 9 4 0 0
Michael Weeks 5 5 0 0
Shawn Garnett 10 7 0 0
Edward Hamilton 10 3 0 0
William Fletcher 4 1 0 0
Roger Lee 9 11 0 0
Robert Blackburn 11 4 0 2
Frank Smith 0 13 0 1
Kelvin Grant 1 15 0 3
Christopher Jones 43 28 0 1
Homer Koenig 0 13 0 1
Richard Miller 38 25 0 1
Wilmer Bailey 20 16 0 1
Roy Chalmers 0 1 0 0
Eddie Lynch 40 27 0 0
John Bart 46 26 0 0
Patrick Peterson 0 7 0 0

Interception Stats

Alabama Crimson Tide

Mississippi State Bulldogs (MSU)

Fumble Stats

Alabama Crimson Tide

Name Fumb Recov Force TDs
Kory Simms 0 1 1 0
Donald Elwood 0 1 1 0
Wilfred Schaefer 0 0 1 0

Mississippi State Bulldogs (MSU)

Name Fumb Recov Force TDs
Shawn Garnett 3 0 0 0
Christopher Jones 0 1 0 0

Punting

Alabama Crimson Tide

Name Punts Yds Avg Net Lng In 20
Dennis Williams 6 285 47.50 43.67 57 4

Mississippi State Bulldogs (MSU)

Name Punts Yds Avg Net Lng In 20
Scott McElroy 5 243 48.60 47.00 52 3

Kicking

Alabama Crimson Tide

Name FG 40+ 50+ Lng XP
Todd Watkins 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 - 1 / 1

Mississippi State Bulldogs (MSU)

Name FG 40+ 50+ Lng XP
Keith Honore 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 - 2 / 3

Punt Return

Alabama Crimson Tide

Name Ret Yds Avg Lng TDs
Glenn Egan 2 8 4.0 5 0

Mississippi State Bulldogs (MSU)

Kick Return

Alabama Crimson Tide

Name Ret Yds Avg TDs
Glenn Egan 2 52 26.0 0

Mississippi State Bulldogs (MSU)

Defensive Stats