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

It is fair to say New Mexico State might not look back at the opening two weeks of the season with any fondness.

Thrashed 58-7 on the road against Washington State, the Aggies travel to Alabama to face the No.2 ranked team in the country.

The Crimson Tide is a 55-point favorite against the No.130 ranked program.

The spread is the biggest in the SEC and, according to's archives, is the largest of any team to have visited Alabama, including programs in the FCS—the second tier of college football.

To put things into context, Georgia is a 48.5-point favorite against Murray State, who is unranked in the FCS.

To make matters worse for the Aggies, they face a Crimson Tide that began its quest to regain the national title in emphatic fashion, thrashing Duke 42-3 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Crimson Tide was kept scoreless in the first quarter, before scoring 35 points in the next two periods.

Heisman Trophy favorite Tua Tagovailoa completed 26 of his 31 passes, throwing four touchdown passes and finishing with 336 passing yards.

Jerome Ford and Najee Harris combined for 116 rushing yards over 22 carries as Alabama's offense racked up a combined 512 yards.

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While the Crimson Tide is 1-6 against the spread against non-Power 5 teams over the last two seasons, it has won its last 84 meetings against unranked teams.

"I'm not so much concerned about the score, as I am about us playing like a winning football team meaning that we don't beat ourselves," New Mexico State coach Doug Martin said in his press conference earlier this week.

His Alabama counterpart, Nick Saban, said he was "looking forward" to playing at home for the first time this season but admitted the timing of the game might not be ideal.

The game is scheduled to kick off at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon, with temperatures forecast to be in the upper 90 degrees.

"We don't control what time we play the game," Saban said in his press conference on Wednesday.

"I would love to play all night games in September in Alabama, but we don't get the opportunity to determine that. TV determines that. We have to make the best of what we have."

Saban also apologized for his conduct against Duke, when he berated one of the officials for handing out a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.

"I'm not proud of it. I really am not," he explained. "In all honesty, there was somebody in the white. It wasn't a player. It was a coach.

"I thought they were upset because the players were celebrating a good play, and that sort of fueled my reaction. But anyway, it is what it is. I'll learn from it just like the players learn from their mistakes."

The Crimson Tide head coach was made to pay for his outburst as he revealed that his wife forced him to run on the treadmill for 20 minutes as punishment.

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

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Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after passing for a touchdown in the first half against the Duke Blue Devils at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 31 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty

When and where is the game?

Alabama hosts New Mexico State at the Bryan-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Saturday, September 7.

Kick-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. local time (4 p.m. ET).

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally by SEC Network.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via SEC Network's digital platforms, as well as via fuboTV.

Series record

This is the first time the two programs cross paths.


Unsurprisingly, Alabama is the overwhelming favorite ahead of the game. According to William Hill, the Crimson Tide is a 55.5-point favorite and is 91/100 to win and cover the spread, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 64.5.

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