Recap: Alabama 23 Mississippi 10

“The goal of this game was for us to get back to playing with the kind of effort and toughness … play with the intensity that you need to play with,” Tide coach Nick Saban said. “We probably hit on the toughness part.

“I thought we gave much better effort in this game. The guys really played hard. The intensity was good, the execution was not what it needs to be but that’s something we can improve on.”