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ESPN Analyst Predicts Mississippi State Will Beat Alabama

Will they be able to pull off the massive upset?

Alabama isn't the No. 1 team in the country, that title belongs to Georgia, in the only top 25 ranking list that matters, the College Football Playoff rankings.

However, the Tide are still just as dominant as ever, and are a heavy favorite this weekend when it takes on Mississippi State.

Despite being a 14-point favorite, Sam Khan Jr. thinks Alabama will go down this weekend.

Here's his reasoning.

Call me crazy, but I think there is a chance. Alabama's a little beat up on the injury front, and you don't necessarily want to be missing linebackers against a run game like Mississippi State's. I think the Bulldogs' defense is physical enough and tackles well enough to stand up to the test that Alabama will give them offensively. (No team in the SEC allows fewer yards after contact against Power 5 competition than Mississippi State.) And this is the time of year when things get a little cuckoo. Mississippi State rewarded me once this year when I picked them for an upset (in Week 3 vs. LSU), so I'm going back to the well. Clanga.

Mobile quarterbacks have given Nick Saban and company fits over the years, and that's exactly what the Bulldogs have in Nick Fitzgerald.

Can Mississippi State knock off the Tide?