More photos from Saturday's victory

Penalties and tenacious play by Mississippi State kept the score relatively close, but in the end the Tide came away with a convincing 28-14 victory.

Alabama quarterback Tyler Watts (14) throws downfield during the second quarter as Mississippi State's Michael Oyefesobi (94) defends at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002. Also providing protection for Watts is Alabama's Wesley Britt (70) and Justin Smiley (right). Alabama won 28-14. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Alabama's Dre Fulgham (3) stretches for yardage after a second-half reception as Mississippi State's Darren Williams (22) pulls him down. Fulgham had three receptions for 20 yards, though at least two of his gains were called back due to penalty. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Mississippi State receiver Tee Milons (83) tries to break the tackle of Alabama's Charles Jones (20) in the second quarter of their game. Milons is the younger brother of former Bama star receiver Freddie Milons. On the day, Jones was credited with 10 tackles, one interception, two pass break-ups and two forced fumbles. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Mississippi State quarterback Kevin Fant (16) is sacked for a ten yard loss by Alabama's Antwan Odom (98) in the fourth quarter of their game. Odom made contact with Fant just outside the endzone, barely missing a safety on the play. Odom had two other tackles and a forced fumble during the game. (AP Photo/Dave Martin

Alabama receiver Triandos Luke (84) is stopped after a short gain by Mississippi State's Kevin Dockery (30) in the second quarter of their game. Luke totaled seven receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns in the game. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Alabama quarterback Tyler Watts (14) is taken down by Mississippi State's Michael Gholar (20) and Jason Clark (40) during the second quarter of their game. Watts ran for 16 yards and first down on the play. During the game Watts passed the 3,000-yard mark for career passing yards and the 4,000-yard mark for total yards in his career. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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