Bama Pounds on Bulldogs

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Javier Arenas ran back a punt 80 yards
for one touchdown and set up a score with another long return,
helping No. 1 Alabama roll to a 32-7 win over Mississippi State on
Saturday night.

The Crimson Tide (11-0, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) didn't need
a dominant offensive performance to turn back a team that had given
'Bama fits the past two years.

Kareem Jackson blocked a punt in the end zone for a safety and
Leigh Tiffin kicked three field goals to help keep Alabama on track
for a perfect regular season leading up to a showdown with No. 3
Florida in the SEC championship game.

Mississippi State (3-7, 1-5) had won the past two meetings with
coach Sylvester Croom's alma matter.