Found November 08, 2012 on
Fox Sports South:
The word destiny gets booted around a lot in college sports, usually by fans who wish to ascribe some mystical other-worldliness to their teams winning season.
This is happening quite a bit now with Alabama, especially after winning a game last Saturday on the scoreboard that the Tide lost almost everywhere else on the field.
There werent a lot of statistical high points in Alabamas win over LSU. The Tigers outgained the Tide in the air, on the ground, and off special teams. They won the time-of-possession and turnover battles. They ran more plays, completed more passes, averaged more yards per pass, and converted ten times as many third downs.
So, how did the Tigers lose?
The Tide won because they believed they were going to win. Even though the final drive began at their own 28 with 1:48 left in the game; even tough A.J. McCarron had completed only one pass for zero yards in the second half; even though LSU had beaten them in the second half in every way, ever...
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The young man they call ‘Johnny Football’ is making things happen as an upset is brewing in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Johnny Manziel did more in one play against the Alabama defense than most players can achieve in an entire game. The Texas A&M quarterback received the shotgun snap, started to scramble forward, lost the ball, recovered it in mid-air, regrouped and threw a touchdown...
Not even through his first collegiate season, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is already cementing his position in Aggies folklore. After nine games he has led the Aggies to a 7-2 record, losing only to Florida and LSU by a combined eight points. The guy is only 19-years-old and is making waves in A&M’s first season in the SEC on and off the field.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Population 91,605.And everyone of them will be wearing crimson red when an invading Johnny Manziel leads the resilient No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies into Bryant-Denny Stadium in hopes of dethroning No. 1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide have history on their side when playing the Aggies, owning a 3-1 record with the last game being a 30-10 win back in 1988. Stacking...
Alabama just etched an entry into Crimson Tide lore with a stomach-twisting road win over No. 9 LSU after the national title hopes went on life support.
Now, the top-ranked Crimson Tide face another huge, and much different, challenge. No. 15 Texas A&M visits Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday night with a versatile quarterback and a high-speed offense that seldom takes a break....
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Highlights of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban's weekly radio program. (al.com)
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Twenty-four former Texas A&M
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the Aggies, along with 40 former Alabama all-Americans will...
The SEC West meeting of undefeated Alabama and 7-2 Texas A&M on Saturday has quietly developed into what could possibly be the game of the week in college football. Aggies' freshman quarterback sensation Johnny Manziel is responsible for a lot of the attention being garnered on the game. His on-the-field skills have impressed Alabama head football coach Nick Saban enough...
Texas A&M has been able to hold its own in its first year of SEC play.
The Aggies have even come close to knocking off perennial powers Florida and LSU. But with all respect to those two schools, they've got nothing on Alabama.
The Aggies (7-2, 4-2 in SEC West) will get to find that out first hand Saturday when they play at the top ranked Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0).