College Football 2019: Where to Watch Alabama vs. Mississippi State, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

It has not been a good week for Alabama. The Crimson Tide's 31-game winning run at home came to an end last Saturday in a 46-41 defeat against LSU, only the fifth time Nick Saban has seen his team lose at home in the last 11 years.

The loss had far more serious implications than ending one of college football's most impressive records, as the Crimson Tide fell from No.3 to No.5 in the College Football Playoff rankings.

It's the first time Alabama hasn't been in the top four since November 28, 2017, and it now faces the concrete possibility of missing out on the CFP for the first time since its inception in 2014.

None of Alabama's eight wins this season have come against a ranked opponent and it has only one such game remaining on the schedule, against No. 11 Auburn on November 30.

Georgia, who slotted in ahead of Alabama, has lost to South Carolina but has two wins against top-16 teams, which convinced the CFP committee the Bulldogs were deserving of a top-four spot.

Saban, however, insisted the rankings were not a source of concern as Alabama prepares for its road game against Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon.

"The No. 1 thing that I'm concerned about, just so everybody gets it, is how we complete the season," the Crimson Tide was quoted as saying by ESPN.

"I don't want to talk about anything other than the game that we have this week. We're not making any predictions or whatever."

The 68-year-old conceded his team no longer controlled its own destiny—as things stand Alabama won't play in the SEC Championship Game—but insisted his players were determined to ensure they won their remaining games to keep their playoffs hopes alive.

"We have kind of a legacy around here that we've only had one team in the last 12 years that's lost more than one game in the regular season," he explained. "I'd like for this team to be able to continue that, and we certainly want to focus on all the things that we need to do to try to be able to get that done."

Having conceded an average of just 15.3 points per game through to the first eight weeks of the season, Alabama's defense was torched to the tune of 46 points by LSU on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide allowed 559 total yards, and not even Tua Tagovailoa's return was enough to prevent a first defeat against LSU in 12 attempts.

Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama Crimson Tide
Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates throwing a touchdown pass during the second quarter against the LSU Tigers in the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 9 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Todd Kirkland/Getty

In his first game back after recovering from a high ankle sprain, the star quarterback threw for 418 yards and four touchdowns.

However, Tagovailoa completed just 21 of his 40 passes and had two crucial turnovers. Saban suggested his quarterback will be managed "day-to-day" but expects him to line up under center against the Bulldogs on Saturday.

Alabama hasn't lost to Mississippi State since in 12 years and that is unlikely to change on Saturday, with the Crimson Tide a 21.5-point favorite.

The Bulldogs return from a bye at 4-5, but regained a modicum of confidence after snapping a four-game losing streak with a 54-24 thrashing of Arkansas two weeks ago.

Kylin Hill starred against the Razorbacks, rushing for 234 yards and three touchdowns, adding to the 150 rushing yards he had racked up against Texas A&M a week earlier.

Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, Hill's form may not be enough upset Alabama on Saturday, as the Crimson Tide has lost consecutive games once in the last decade.

In 2013, Alabama lost to Auburn in the Iron Bowl, before falling to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.

Don't expect a repeat of a similar scenario this weekend.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday.

When and where is the game?

The Mississippi State Bulldogs host Alabama at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field in Starkville, Mississippi, on Saturday, November 16.

Kick-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via ESPN's digital platforms and WatchESPN.

Series record

Saturday will be the 103rd meeting between Alabama and Mississippi State.

The Crimson Tide has won 81 games to the Bulldogs' 18 and is on an 11-game winning streak dating back all the way to November 2007, when it lost 17-12 in Starkville, Mississippi.

Odds

According to Oddschecker, Alabama is a 19.5-point favorite and is 43/50 to cover, while Mississippi State is a 7/1 underdog.