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Bama Hammer staff's Aggies 2017 game predictions

December 16 2017, 02:55 | Sammy Rose

Is Lane Kiffin Finally Doing Something Nice For Alabama?

Texas A&M linebacker Otaro Alaka reacts after sacking South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday Sept. 30 2017 in College Station Texas

Legendary Texas A&M and Alabama coach Gene Stallings suffered a heart attack last week, but even that wouldn't stop him from making it to College Station on Saturday night. "Whenever you get back around family and enjoy time with family, and are around the football team ..." "We're looking to overcome that this year". It's like taking poison. Seeing the media say "oh here is a great A&M team going against a great Alabama team bla bla bla". The Tide ranks first in the SEC in total offense with over 500 yards per game and also lead the conference in scoring defense, yielding a meager 8.6 points per contest so far this season.

Alabama travels to Texas A&M this weekend after demolishing Vanderbilt and Ole Miss the last two weeks by a combined score of 125-3.

"We have gotten to the point of an identity on offense, and I think everybody knows what that is", Sumlin said.

Tagovailoa have combined for nearly 1,000 yards through the air with 10 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.

Jalen Hurts is heading home with the nation's top-ranked team and a track record that comes as no surprise to Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin. "When you play that hard and you play that long nobody's happy".

"Are we happy, are we pleased.?"

"Just kind of emphasizing it in practice", Hurts said of running with his head up. On fourth and goal from the 2 late in the third quarter, Mond spun away from two Tide defenders as he tried to find an open receiver. Kirk grabbed the ball just before his knee hit the ground. A strong fourth quarter last week from Keith Ford saw a pair of touchdowns that allowed the Aggies to come from behind and pick up the win.

Henry Ruggs III was called into duty Saturday in multiple roles, including replacing sophomore Trevon Diggs (foot injury) as Alabama's primary punt returner against A&M. However, Texas A&M was always lurking around waiting for an opportunity to make things interesting.

"We have a lot of things to improve on", Fitzpatrick said. "We can play with anyone in the country".

The Aggie defense sacked Bama quarterback Jalen Hurts three times and held him to 123 yards passing.

If Alabama wants to continue that type of success on Saturday, then look for punishment at the line of scrimmage. "This is certainly going to be a big challenge for us in a division game on the road".

Later in the third quarter Robert Foster simply dropped what should have been an easy catch before fumbling after a catch on the same drive.

Alabama's senior middle linebacker prefers to send a message at the earliest opportunity - on first down. He has 5.5 sacks in five games, second in the SEC.

Harris finished with 124 yards while Hurts was 13 of 22 for 123 yards. The Crimson Tide are coming off a pair of masterful performances and roll into College Station as close to ideal as one could have imagined.

Alabama is now 6-0 on the season, including 3-0 in SEC play. But ever since Johnny Manziel graduated, Alabama hasn't had any reason to be scared of Texas A&M. Alabama defeated Miami to win the Sugar Bowl and the national title after the 1992 season.



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