For all the off-season drama, NCAA investigations and arrests, once college football season does start, there are days and moments that make you remember why we all love the sport the way we do. Why, on its best day, there really is nothing better than college football.
One of those days was Saturday, and the final scoreboard in Tuscaloosa said more than the written word ever could:
Texas A&M 29, Alabama 24.
A new college football power has arrived, right as another one was knocked off their perch at the top.
Simply put, Texas A&M-Alabama was one of the best games, of one of the most compelling seasons in recent college football memory. It had everything: Drama, back-and-forth battling, two teams who refused to quit.
It also had Johnny Football. And in the end, it was the Texas A&M quarterback who was the difference in the game. The Aggies had Johnny Manziel, and the Crimson Tide didn’t. The entire college football world has now been flipped on its head ...