COLLEGE STATION, Tx. (WBRC) - It was stop and start momentum Saturday in College Station as the Texas A&M Aggies took on their second number 1 team of the season in The Alabama Crimson Tide.
Both teams scored on their first possession. Texas A&M with 15 plays in a opening drive that covered 75 yards, eating a little over eight minutes off the clock. The Crimson Tide answering with their own 73 yard drive, running ten plays and finishing with a touchdown.
Bama kept up the pace with a pass form Tagovailoa to Devonte Smith for a 47 yard touchdown with 24 seconds left in the first quarter, squeezing the lead to 14-7.
While the Aggies had a few spectacular moments in the drive that followed, missed opportunities forced a field goal. Three up for Texas and a manageable score, 10-14.
Bama followed up with a field goal of their own but the shift in momentum came when the Alabama defense shut down an Aggie drive with heavy pressure on back to back plays. On the punt return, Bama runs it all the way back to the Aggie 20 yard line. From there the pace is quick and execution smooth as three plays in, Tagovailoa finds Najee Harris in the endzone for another Bama touchdown, widening the gap to 24-10.
The final minutes of the half are a little messy with an A&M with a fumble and Tugavioloa throwing his first interception of the season.
The Aggies put up three more to head to the locker room down 24-13 to Alabama at the half.
Alabama earned three points out of the first drive of the half but the TIde pushed the score to 34-13 before A&M managed to respond with a field goal.
The Tide capitalized on a blocked punt for another touchdown and the Aggie put up seven more in the fourth quarter.
In the end the Tide was able to finish what they started with a 47-28 win over the Aggies.