COLLEGE STATION, Texas — There will not be a second top-three team in the SEC suffering an upset loss this week. No. 1 Alabama handled its business Saturday in taking down No. 24 Texas A&M 47-28. As has been the case all season long, the Crimson Tide were led by their offense.
Heisman Trophy hopeful Tua Tagovailoa had what’s becoming a tame performance by his typical standards, throwing for 293 yards and four touchdowns. It’s the first time the quarterback has failed to throw for at least 300 yards against a Power Five opponent this year. Odds are he’ll get over it.
On the other side of the ball, Alabama’s defense didn’t shut the Aggies offense down, but on the whole, there wasn’t much to be disappointed by in the performance. The Aggies were held to only 4.5 yards per carry on the ground, and QB Kellen Mond was under constant duress. The Alabama defense finished the day with five sacks and seven tackles for loss. Alabama’s special teams unit got in on the fun as well, blocking a punt in the fourth quarter and returning it for a touchdown to make it a 47-20 game and quash any hope the Aggies may have had in a late comeback.
The win improves Alabama to 6-0 (3-0 SEC) on the season, while Texas A&M falls to 3-3 with its three losses coming to Clemson, Auburn and now Alabama. All three of those teams entered Week 7 ranked in the top 12 of the AP Top 25.
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Source:: Daily Times