Spectator shots from 106,815 homes created a scene that will live on in the hearts of those who love Texas A&M, as well as those who love sports and its limitless possibilities. Aggies 41, Alabama 38.
“It shows us that we are capable of doing great things,” A&M is running behind. Devon Achne said. Of victory. “It’s amazing. We love the feeling.”
How did it happen Who saw him coming? How could anyone understand an A&M team that could not see Arkansas and Mississippi State worse than the losses they suffered in defeating defending national champion Crimson Tide?
From an offensive line that was pushed across the field in A&M losses to a defense that lacked both tackles and assignments, the Aggies probably looked like this. The most disappointing team At the top of the list of lots in college football was quarterback Zack Kalzada, who has looked overwhelmed since stepping up for starter Hans King in the second game of the season.
In Alabama, A&M faced an opponent who was ranked No. 1 in the country, continued to win 19 games, and led by at least 17 points. Oh, and Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban entered the game with a 24-0 record against his former assistants, including 4-0 vs. Eagles coach Jumbo Fisher. But it wasn’t the most terrifying series against A&M: Alabama led the way to winning hundreds of games against non-state teams at College Station, and A&M dropped out of the top 25 after losing to Mississippi last week.
A&M has only beaten the No. 1 team twice, Alabama in 2012 and Oklahoma in 2012 – and almost no one outside the A&M Locker Room gave the Aggies a chance to get close to Saturday’s game, with little chance of winning. Was Then, out of nowhere, the Aggies turned into the team they were hoping for. Back in August, When his fans dreamed of a national championship.
If this was not Fisher’s best hour as head coach, he would have to be ranked near the top. The game began with a blasphemous performance from A & M’s ending offensive line, which forced two newcomers to start due to an injury to the second lineman. His execution and protection allowed Kalzada to relax. From the start of Saturday’s game, the Aggies looked sharper, more focused and more efficient than in previous games. And the offense didn’t go down, as Kalzada scored twice in the last three minutes.
Aegis QB started the game with ten consecutive passes, ending with three touchdown passes and 285 yards. “His quarterback was very good in this game,” Saban said. “We knew he was a talented man. He played very well. ”
On defense, the Aggies logged four sacks on Bryce Young. A&M defense stopped Alabama in the red zone four times, forced Crimson Tide to score three field goals and recorded a takeaway with Damien Richardson’s second quarter. obstacle On special teams in the final zone, Achin returned a 96-yard kick-off.