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Jonathan Allen Scores Touchdown On Fumble Return, Alabama's 12th Non-Offensive Score Of Year

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Alabama's defense and special teams score more often than some programs' offenses. A Jonathan Allen touchdown is the latest non-offensive score.

Defensive end Jonathan Allen picked up his second touchdown of the year on a fumble return, giving Alabama its 12th non-offensive touchdown of the season.

Texas A&M had a high snap, and then the hand-off from Trevor Knight to Keith Ford was botched, in part due to a nice play by Ryan Anderson, and Allen was right there to scoop it up and take it to the house.

Allen has been an absolute menace for the Crimson Tide this afternoon. Earlier in the game, he took flight to sack Aggies quarterback Trevor Knight, who is not finding his second career outing against Nick Saban's club as fun as his first.

Texas A&M took a 14-13 lead on a Knight to Christian Kirk touchdown early in the third quarter, but it has been all Crimson Tide since. Alabama now holds a 33-14 lead. After Allen's touchdown, Alabama missed the two-point conversion. The Crimson Tide then forced a punt, and Jalen Hurts ran for a 37-yard touchdown on the third play of the ensuing Alabama drive. What looked like a close game may be turning into another Alabama rout.