I got my wind knocked out just watching this one. In today’s marquee matchup, Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen soars through the air to sack A&M quarterback Trevor Knight.
So far this one is going as expected. A&M is showing some fortitude and keeping the game close. If the game ended right now, Alabama wouldn’t have covered the 19-point spread. However, there does seem to be a gulf between the two teams. Texas A&M is being completely contained on offense and Trevor Knight hasn’t been able to get much going through the air or on the ground.
The key to beating Alabama has always been by having a mobile quarterback. That doesn’t seem to be the case so far.
A&M has done well on defense, though. They have stopped Alabama from scoring on two red-zone appearances in this game. They are losing 13-0 midway through the second quarter; a touchdown before the half completely changes the complexion of this game.