Posted November 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
The hype entering Saturday's game between top-ranked Alabama and No. 15 Texas A&M revolves around the Crimson Tide's dominate defense and the Aggies' prolific offense. But that only tells part of the story. It overshadows Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore. McCarron is a Heisman Trophy candidate who hasn't thrown an interception. Moore is second in the nation in tackles for losses and tied for second in sacks. Alabama's offense and Texas A&M's defense might both be a bit underrated, but both teams know these units can't be overlooked. ''All the way across the board, there are no weaknesses in this offense,'' Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mark Snyder said. ''Each week when you go into a game, you see a weakness here or there that you may be able to attack. They're good across the board ... they're a complete offense.'' Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, lon...

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