Nick Saban’s former assistants are still looking for their first win against the incomparable head coach after Saturday’s clash between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Texas A&M Aggies. The Tide maintained their winning ways in 2019 with their 47-28 demolition of the Aggies, and one that sends the Aggies down to a 3-3 record.
‘Bama and A&M traded punches in the beginning of the game. The Aggies were the first to put points on the board after Kellen Mond slid in for a one-yard score, this after a 15-play 75-yard drive that opened up shop. But Alabama responded with two consecutive scores. Tua Tagovailoa found Jaylen Waddle for a 31-yard touchdown to cap off a 10-play, 73-yard drive. The Alabama defense forced a three and out, and just 24 seconds later, Tua threw a dart to Devonta Smith who ran in for a 47-yard score to put them up 14-7.
A&M drew within four after a Seth Small field goal on the next drive, and they forced Alabama to a field goal on their next possession. They were unable to capitalize however, as they were forced to punt, which led to a Najee Harris rushing touchdown. A&M fumbled it away on their next possession, but even after forcing a rare INT off the arm of Tagovailoa, they could only score three points to conclude the half.
Alabama widened the gap to 14 after another field goal from Joseph Bulovas, and would later tack on a 33-yard receiving touchdown from Henry Ruggs III. While the Aggies scored on a receiving TD by Jalen Wydermyer, they simply couldn’t stop ‘Bama after that. Brian Robinson Jr. rolled into the end zone, and then Tyrell Shavers did the same later in the 4th quarter to put it up to 47-20. Wydermyer found the end zone again, but it was obviously too late by that point.
Nick Saban’s assistants are now 0-18 against him as head coaches with the Aggies loss, as Jimbo Fisher is now 0-3 against him. That statistic doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon, unless the Georgia Bulldogs get another crack at him in the SEC Championship Game. Even then, it’s hard to see that occurring, especially after the loss Georgia took to the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday afternoon.