The Alabama Crimson Tide’s hopes for a repeat performance from the BCS national championship game were snatched out of your air with a Texas A&M defender because the Aggies came into Tuscaloosa and defeated the defending champions by way of final of 29-24.
The Aggies jumped on Alabama before it starts, sprinting to the 20-0 lead from the first quarter. A&M freshman sensation Johnny Manziel was spectacular, going 24 of 31 for 253 yards and two touchdowns.
Alabama launched a game of it, dominating another quarter and closing the gap to six, then scoring really the only points with the third quarter using a Jeremy Shelley field goal from 28-yards out.
In the final, the offensive woes of the LSU game were in evidence in such a game. AJ McCarron’s streak of passes lacking an interception was broken, with the Tide quarterback throwing two picks. McCarron went 21 of 34 for 309 yards then one fourth-quarter touchdown to freshman Amari Cooper.
The offensive game plan are going to be questioned, with Alabama going pass-heavy the whole game. Alabama had a mere 126 yards on the ground, with Eddie Lacy getting 16 carries for 92 yards.
Despite being outdueled on offense, Alabama was in great position to win the sport late, that has a first-and-goal deep in Aggie territory, but following a scramble by AJ McCarron to build a fourth-and-goal, McCarron threw an easy screen to TJ Yeldon that has been picked off, ending the drive.
After having a defensive stop, Alabama forced an Aggie punt that is going to have given the Crimson Tide the ball with just one minute to learn, but Alabama lined up inside the neutral zone, drawing an offsides penalty that gave Texas A&M time period down. A&M was then in a position to come to an end the clock and seal the win.
After the emotional come-from-behind win yesterday against LSU, it seems like Alabama wouldn't have enough left inside tank to respond task. Offensive mistakes doomed Alabama, all night towards the air sometimes might be second-guessed in the days ahead.
Alabama is already almost out of the look for a fifteenth national title. Three undefeated teams are nevertheless within the running, and Alabama will drop by the polls. If there’s any bright spot, Alabama next plays Western Carolina before hosting Auburn.
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