Alabama football: Injury updates, pregame notes ahead of Mississippi State kickoff

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Alabama football continues its SEC grind with a trip to Starkville, Miss., for a matchup vs. Mississippi State on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Alabama has won 21 consecutive SEC regular-season contests (not including SEC Championship Games), the second-longest streak in school history. Alabama’s last SEC loss came against Ole Miss on Sept. 19, 2015.

Alabama leads the all-time series with Mississippi State, 81-17-3 (79-18-3 after vacations and forfeits). Alabama football beat Mississippi State, 51-3, in Tuscaloosa last season.

Here are some injury updates and other pregame notes:

What we saw

  • Da’Ron Payne, Bradley Bozeman and Hootie Jones are Alabama’s captains vs. Mississippi State
  • Walk-on Austin Johnson is the third-string quarterback for the second straight week. It doesn’t look like Mac Jones made the trip. Jones was suspended last week following his DUI arrest.
  • It’s pretty chilly here in Starkville, but Tony Brown was out warming up shirtless prior to putting on his uniform.
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick (hamstring) watch: He has a support strip on his left hamstring. He went through warmups with the punt returners like normal. Fitzpatrick showed no signs of being limited.
  • Redshirt freshman linebacker Ben Davis made the trip. This is his first road trip.
  • Da’Shawn Hand (knee) appeared to be fine going through warmups.
  • Jonah Williams, Anfernee Jennings and Jamey Mosley all looked fine during warmups. The trio was limited early in the week, but should be back in their normal spots.

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