Alabama vs.Mississippi State

  Date: 10/10/1931  
  Score: 53-0  
  Alabama vs. Mississippi State The first shutout of the Frank Thomas era came against the Maroons of Mississippi State in Meridian Mississippi as the Tide defeated State 53-0. Alabama scored 8 touchdowns in the game and the starters played only the second quarter. Both Erskine Walker and Ben Smith scored 2 touchdowns while Leon Long, Hilmon Holley, Larry Hughes, and Howard Chappell all scored 1. The 1931 squad finished the season 9-1 for coach Frank Thomas in his first season at the Capstone.