Alabama entered tonight’s game at Texas A&M as an 18.5-point favorite, and that felt very fair. Alabama has looked dominant as ever for most of the season, while A&M is coming off of two very disappointing losses to Arkansas and Mississippi State, and is out of the Top 25 completely at 3-2.
Don’t tell the Aggies that they were three-score dogs at home. Texas A&M opened scoring tonight, and hasn’t let up, taking a 24-10 lead into the half.
The first drive field goal marked the first time in 15 full games that Alabama has trailed at all. The Tide responded with a quick touchdown, but Texas A&M scored right back, forced an Alabama fumble, and then scored again.
With an offense like ‘Bama’s, this game is far from over, which Jimbo Fisher and everyone in that A&M locker room certainly know. In three games under Fisher, Texas A&M has lost this game by an average of 23 points, including last year’s 52-24 game which proved to be the Aggies’ only loss of the year. Still, you have to like where you are if you’re part of the 12th Man tonight.
— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) October 10, 2021
ESPN’s Football Power Index currently gives Texas A&M a 76.5-percent chance to pull out the win tonight. That is the high mark for TAMU for the game so far, after A&M scored the touchdown shown above on its final full drive of the half, and forced Alabama to punt before the end of the frame.
Texas A&M quarterback Zach Calzada is a near-perfect 13-for-14 for 183 yards and two touchdowns, with the lone incompletion getting picked off by Alabama. Isaiah Spiller has 12 carries for 46 yards and a score, while Jalen Wydermyer and Ainias Smith have A&M’s scores through the air. For Alabama, Bryce Young has 143 yards, a touchdown, and an interception, and Brian Robinson Jr. leads the way with 63 rushing yards.