Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon rips Mississippi State in 20-7 win

Alabama sophomore running back T.J. Yeldon rushed for a season-high 160 yards on 24 carries in the Crimson Tide's sloppy 20-7 win over Mississippi State.

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And with a lost fumble, his fourth fumble of the season, Yeldon contributed something to the sloppiness as well.

Still, it was Yeldon who broke a 50-yard run to help spark a struggling Crimson Tide offense, and Yeldon who ultimately helped the Crimson Tide salt away the clock while sitting on a second-half lead. The performance put Yeldon over the 1,000-yard mark for the season, now at 1,022. Yeldon has now posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in the first two years of his college career.

Coming off a 133-yard, two-touchdown effort against rival LSU, Yeldon is playing some of his best football of the season in a late-season stretch that will include a trip to Auburn in two weeks.

As a true sophomore, Yeldon is ineligible for the 2014 NFL Draft.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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