What did Nick Saban think of no domination in College Station?

Sam Craft

Sam Craft

An Alabama fumble Saturday was the Tide's first turnover since the second quarter of the Auburn game last season.

Ehlinger, again, accounted for all 39 Texas yards to move Rowland in position for a 45-yard game victor with six seconds left and he, again, missed it. Williams still leads A&M in rushing (384 in four games), but Ford's seven rushing touchdowns are two more than Williams and six more than any other Aggie.

Fortunately for Alabama, Fitzpatrick recovered the ball, returning it 39 yards before the Tide kneeled to end the game the following play. "No", Hurts said. "But we are happy that we can walk out here with a win".

Freshman Kellen Mond is undoubtedly Texas A&M's quarterback of the future - near and distant.

The Crimson Tide have steamrolled all challengers, including a 66-3 thumping of Ole Miss last weekend.

"Whatever happened in the hurricane happened and it's a bad thing and we want to support everybody every way we can and we certainly did that as much as we could", Saban said. Early indications from Las Vegas also has Alabama predicted as five touchdown favorites over Tennessee and almost four touchdown favorites over LSU.

Stallings was among 28 former members of the 1967 Texas A&M team that were honored Friday night during a ceremony in College Station. "That's not how good teams play".

Maligned throughout the season's first three weeks for some poor pass protection and not finishing its blocks - a byproduct of what Tide coach Nick Saban labeled a lack of physicality - the Tide's offensive line has cured whatever ailed it. This season they are right behind Bama' in passing yards and rushing yards per game.

Alabama opened the third quarter with a nine-play, 75-yard drive that ended with Jalen Hurts' 8-yard toss to Henry Ruggs III, increasing its lead over Texas A&M to 24-3. Daniel LaCamera would convert a 52-yard field goal that just made it over the crossbar, giving A&M a 3-0 lead.

He flashed that ability with a 37-yard fourth quarter touchdown in last season's Texas A&M game. He also explained it is hard to get through to the players when all they hear in the media is continual accolades amid references to dominance.

The Aggies would scratch a little closer when a blocked punt in the end zone resulted in a safety, bringing the score to 24-12 with 10:18 to play in the game. Damien Harris was the leading rusher for Alabama with 14 carries, 124 yards and a touchdown. The AP's No. 1-ranked team in games played at Kyle Field, with the Aggies' 30-26 win over then-No.

Nick Saban has proven that he is not afraid to open the season against a top school from a Power Five conference almost every year. A&M, which has a 2-12 record vs. AP No. 1s all time regardless of location, previously lost to top-ranked Alabama 49-42 at Kyle Field in 2013.

True freshman quarterback Kellen Mond was a respectable 19-of-29 for 237 yards and responsible for 2 total touchdowns, although the interception he threw near the goal line in the final period proved to be a killer.

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