It was not supposed to be close. The Alabama Crimson Tide was supposed to roll over No. 15 ranked Texas A&M. After all the ‘Tide entered the game 13.5 point favorite and were playing at home.
Alabama will have to hope for some help if they are to have any chance at a National Championship. They still control their destiny in winning the SEC West.
Texas A&M scored 20 points in the first quarter and pressured Alabama all day. Alabama’s A.J. McCarrin did not top 200 yards passing until just over six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon were shut down. Yet Alabama was not about to give up. McCarrin found Amari Cooper for a 54 yard touchdown pass with 6:09 left to cut A&M’s lead to five.
A&M was forced to a three and out as the Alabama defense found a way to get to Johnny Manziel when it mattered. Getting the ball back Alabama launched another 54 pass from McCarron to Kenny Bell to get down by the goal line. The A&M defense stopped Alaba...