Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/16/13

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 02: Kick returner Javier Arenas #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with head coach Nick Saban after Arenas scored on a 73-yard punt return in the second quarter against the Utah Utes during the 75th Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 2, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide overcame an early 14-0 deficit, scoring 28 consecutive points to end the first half as they rolled their way to a 49-42 victory over No. 6 Texas A&M Saturday afternoon in front of the fourth-largest crowd Kyle Field has ever seen in their 87-year history.The GoodAlabama quarterback AJ McCarron passed for a career-high 334 yards as well as 4 TDs.Alabama's defense overcame a shaky start and contained A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel for most of the game.The Tide captured its 16th consecutive victory away from Tuscaloosa and its ninth straight win at an SEC road venue.The Alabama offense totaled 570 total yards (236 rushing, 334 passing) while running back T.J. Yeldon rushed for 149 yards.Bama safety Vinnie Sunseri returned an intercepted pass 73 yards for a score.Both teams combined for 1,196 yards of offense in the game (628 by A&M, 568 by Alabama).Alabama gained its most yardage against an opponent since gaining 618 yards against Ole Miss in...
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