Studs and Duds in Bama Victory over Aggies

In a prime-time rematch, no. 1 Alabama Football (6-0.3-0 SEC) narrowly escaped with a victory over Texas A&M (3-3, 1-2) by winning 24-20. Every college football fan has October 8 circled on their calendars after Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher spewed gas on the newly formed rivalry.

His raging press conference on May 19 after Alabama head football coach Nick Saban insinuated that Texas A&M funded their recruiting class. Moreover, could the broken relationship between the mentor and the protege be restored? Once Fisher spat those heinous words, college football rocked,

“We’ve never bought anyone, no rules been broken… We’ve never done anything that’s against Texas state law. Some people think they are God. Well, go dig into his past or ask anyone who has coached with him, find out what he does and how he does it. Go dig into how “God” has done his business. You can find out a lot of things you don’t want to know.

Ever since A&M struggled after a top-ten preseason finish, the game’s top billing is gone. For this reason, avenging last season’s loss has become the second storyline for this game. With a sale of 100,077, Bryant Denny Stadium provided an electric atmosphere for Alabama to get their pound of flesh.

Both teams were without their starting quarterbacks as the Aggies’ Max Johnson sat with a broken hand and Bryce Young missed the game with a minor shoulder injury. Quarterbacks Haynes King and Jalen Milroe would lead the respective teams into battle.

The game didn’t achieve the blast Alabama fans wanted, but instead became the game college football fans deserved as the Crimson Tide survived King spilling the pigskin in the final game. Match.

Then come the studs and the misfires.

Comments are closed.