Boy, those guys Vegas really know their stuff, huh?
The line coming in to this game was -19. Many people criticized this line and for good reason. Both teams were undefeated in the the most competitive conference in the FBS. The final score: 33-14.
Alabama led for a majority of the game, falling behind only once 14-13 early in the second half. Alabama scored on the ensuing drive and outscored A&M 20-0 the rest of the way.
Jalen Hurts was explosive in this game. With all of the concern over the mobility of A&M quarterback Trevor Knight, it was the Alabama quaterback who did the major damage. Hurts was average through the air, 15-of-25 for 166 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
It was what he was ability on the ground that was troublesome for the Aggies. He ran for 93 yards, including this 37 yard touchdown.
Alabama still has LSU and Auburn on their schedule. These certainly aren’t games they’ll be looking past, but there has been no indication that those games will be competitive. Alabama is clearly the best team in college football this year.
Texas A&M can still make a case for themselves to make the College Football Playoff if they win their remaining games; they still have LSU and Ole Miss as the major challenges on their schedule.