How to watch No. 5 Alabama football vs. Mississippi State on TV, live stream

Daniella Medina
The Tuscaloosa News

The Alabama football team is scheduled to make the trip to Starkville to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs for a Southeastern Conference contest on Saturday, Oct. 16. 

The game is set to start at 6 p.m. CT at Davis Wade Stadium. 

Alabama, ranked No. 5 in both the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll and The Associated Press Top 25 Poll, comes into the game 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the SEC. Most recently, the Crimson Tide were shocked by Texas A&M 41-38 on Oct. 9. 

Mississippi State enters the matchup 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the SEC. On Oct. 2, the Bulldogs beat Texas A&M 26-22

Alabama leads the all-time series vs. Mississippi State 85-17-3, dating back to 1896. Most recently, the Crimson Tide beat the Bulldogs 41-0 on Oct. 31, 2020. 

How to watch Alabama vs. Mississippi State football on TV, live stream

Oct 9, 2021; College Station, Texas, USA;  Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban leads the Crimson Tide players onto the field at Kyle Field to play Texas A&M. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Game time: 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2021

Location: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, Mississippi 

TV: ESPN

On DirecTV, ESPN is channel 206. On Dish, ESPN is channel 140.

ESPN broadcasters are scheduled to be Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (analyst) and Katie George (sideline reporter). 

Online live stream: ESPN.com/watch

Online radio broadcast:  The Varsity Network

Terrestrial radio broadcast:  Full list of Alabama radio affiliates

Read more Alabama vs. Mississippi State football news

Nick Saban is the Alabama football head coach. Mike Leach is the Mississippi State football head coach. 

Daniella Medina is a digital producer for the USA TODAY Network. Follow her on Twitter @danimedinanews