As a Tennessee Volunteer fan and married into a lovely family that’s from Alabama (I always said God has jokes), it warms my heart to watch the top-ranked Crimson Tide go down the new darlings of the SEC, Texas A&M.
Freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel (aka “Johnny Football”) took the 15th-ranked Aggies and led them to a 29-24 win over Alabama on Saturday. Texas A&M had a three-touchdown lead in the first quarter and was able to hold off a Bama run. Alabama QB AJ McCarron almost led them to another exciting comeback this season before Aggies defensive back Deshazor Everett stepped in front of a fourth-down pass at the goal line for the interception with 1:36 left on the clock.
The Texas A&M Aggies are 8-2 overall and 5-2 in the Southeastern Conference, not bad for their first year in the best NCAA football conference (they left the Big 12). The defending national champion Crimson Tide (9-1, 6-1) owned the #1 spot almost all season before running up against the Aggies.
Now, the Tide will have to beat the LSU Tigers to clinch the West and get into the SEC title game. As for the national title, Alabama will have to hope for another shakeup in the form of losses by Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame.
Written by AG2