The Texas A&M Aggies did it.
Under the primetime lights, the Aggies toppled the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide. The 41-38 win was the first for A&M over ‘Bama since their memorable victory in 2012. It also simultaneously broke the losing streak that former Nick Saban assistants had against him and the Tide.
A&M needed the best out of Zach Calzada, and boy did they get it. Calzada hung in there late even after getting dinged up pretty badly. The Aggie quarterback stood in there, fought through the fire, and helped bring A&M their biggest regular-season win in a really long time.
Calzada threw three touchdowns, two landing in the hands of receiver Ainias Smith. The other went to star tight end Jalen Wydermyer, who caught three passes for 73 yards. Smith led the team in receiving yards with 85 on a team-high six catches on the night.
The Aggies sacked Bryce Young four times on the night. The usually sturdy ‘Bama QB dealt with what was a ferocious defensive attack all evening in College Station. Young did throw three touchdowns though, as he found Jameson Williams twice and Roydell Williams another.
This one was for the books. The viewing audience certainly got their return on investment, as this was a banger from start to finish. This game will certainly have plenty of ramifications going forward in the SEC and in the country. I wouldn’t expect ‘Bama to fall too far, but the SEC Championship Game, and every ‘Bama going forward, just got a LOT more important.
For the Aggies? Celebrate the hell out of this! Why the hell not?