Even though Texas A&M held their composure throughout the first half, Alabama’s defense was... unstoppable, you might say.
Yeah, the Aggies scored twice but Knight and company did not have a great momentum to keep things going to win.
Alabama’s defense came out and did what they have been doing all along, forcing the ball to be thrown and applying pressure. These boys were quick on every snap to where the Aggies offensive line couldn't keep up. Texas A&M running back Keith Ford was held to only 15 carries with 62 yards, as the team rushed for just 114 yards total. QB Trevor Knight had a bit a hard time as well. He completed 14 out of 31 passes with 164 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
The game was kept close until Knight’s handoff to Ford was not so clean. Linebacker Ryan Anderson caused the rush, Jonathan Allen recovered and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown. The Crimson Tide defense has still kept their streak alive, scoring their 12th non-offensive touchdown of the season. This is the 10th straight game with defensive touchdown and the longest streak by any team in 20 seasons.
Jalen Hurts had some hiccups today with the Aggies giving some pressure to the offensive line. He completed 15 out of 25 passes for 164 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Damien Harris carried most of the workload, and did well, with 17 carries for 128 yards.
Coming off of a bye week, the Aggies didn't look so bad; however, they made some mistakes that never got fixed. High snaps, for example; it was done throughout the whole game which may have altered some (or most) of the plays.
Unfortunately, the day was not all positive for Alabama, as they would lose premier defensive back and return man Eddie Jackson to a broken leg. Jackson will be gone for the entire season, dishing out a big blow to a great secondary.
Alabama has a bye week coming up so they can prepare to face off with their nemesis, LSU. Texas A&M has quite an easy road ahead of them in the next three weeks, which should give them a new wave of momentum.