After a slow start last week, the Tide got the win. Bama can ill afford to play the same way this weekend. A&M is undefeated and much improved from last year. The Aggies are also playing with a chip on its shoulder after the 59-0 spanking they received in Tuscaloosa last year.
As always, the game is won or lost at the line of scrimmage. If a team cannot block and pull, they can’t run and if they cannot pass protect, they cannot pass the ball. Alabama holds a strong advantage versus the offensive line of A&M. This should take away most of their running game, forcing them to throw the ball. Which they do well. Bama’s defensive backs will be tested often.
On the other side of the ball, Bama’s offensive line is about equal with the A&M defensive line. Bama must step up their play offensively in a hostile environment. A&M has a good pass rush and are good against the run.
This isn’t the same team that lost 59-0 last year. But, if Bama’s offense shows up, it should be a 2 touchdown win for the Tide. Got to love college football. Even if Gary and Vern are doing the game. Bama wins, 27-13 Roll Tide!!