Alabama Crimson Tide at Texas A&M Aggies


Calvin Ridley led the team 68 receiving yards.

Even though that may be Alabama's only current win over a top 25 team (compared to Clemson who has three such wins), the dominance of the team wearing crimson and white has not disappeared since that opening game.

-QB Kellen Mond appears to be getting more comfortable with each game. Alex Barnes rushed for 20 yards to give the Wildcats a first-and-goal, and Delton pushed the game to double overtime with his second rushing score. The Aggies' long-suffering run defense is legitimate.

Alabama football probably needed a slap in the face. Sophomore Trayveon Williams, electric in his own right, has been slowed the last couple of games by a bum ankle.

-DE Landis Durham has stepped into the hole left by the departure of Myles Garrett from last season's defense. They've beaten Arkansas (in overtime) and SC by a touchdown apiece and also rebounded from a tough-to-swallow opening loss at UCLA.

With 10:18 remaining, Cullen Gillaspia burst through the middle of the Alabama punt team and blocked the kick of JK Scott out of the end zone for a safety.

Lane Kiffin might have given up his petty shots at Nick Saban and Alabama.

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Texas A&M limited Alabama's offense to just 110 yards in the second half. Texas A&M had three points from a lone field goal already.

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The Tide are a 26.5 point favorite on the road.

"They are going to rush five and six guys a lot", Saban said Wednesday. "No matter what happens Saturday, we're playing football the next week". Following a fumble from Alabama receiver Robert Foster, the Tide's first turnover of the season, Texas A&M got the took over at the Alabama 36-yard line. He passed for 159 yards and ran for a team-high 95 in the win over SC. That drive included a stuff on third and 1 when the Wrecking Crew turned Damien Harris back for a loss of a yard.

"Coach Banks drew up a great scheme against their punt team and I just did my job", Gillaspia said. The Aggies last defeated a No. 1 team when they knocked off the Crimson Tide 29-24 in 2012. "We're not going to beat everybody 66-3".

Hurts been especially risky as a runner in the early part of 2017.

I, for one, would love to get more story times with Saban, because I imagine he has a wealth of stories to share that the public may not always get access to.

Saban said Hurts is improving his ability to consider his options when he starts to scramble.

"Their street was flooded", Saban said of the Brown's. Hurts scored the touchdown after Harris ran 27 yards to the 1, breaking three tackles. Mond was sacked four times.

"They were moving, brought a lot of blitz, just little things we need to fix this week", Bradley Bozeman said. We want to prove that we can be a fourth quarter team, and play in a tough game in a tough environment, but we couldn't...



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