Alabama vs.Mississippi State

  Date: 10/29/1988  
  Score: 53-34  
  Alabama vs. Mississippi State After only scoring 8 points against Penn State a week earlier, the Tide exploded for 53 points in a 53-34 rout of Mississippi State. In the first, Bama scored a pair of touchdowns on an 11 yard Murry Hill run and on a 3 yard pass from David Smith to Howard Cross. In the second Bama scored on a George Bethune safety, a 3 yard David Casteal touchdown run, a 2 yard touchdown pass from Smith to Cross, and on a 31 yard Philip Doyle field goal. In the third, Bama scored on a 2 yard Casteal run. Bama closed its scoring in the fourth on a pair of Casteal touchdown runs (7 and 9 yards). The 1988 squad would finish with a record of 9-3 and with a victory in the Sun Bowl for Coach Curry.