10 Alabama Crimson Tide 14-14-3-7 — 41
9 Texas A&M Aggies 3-10-7-3 — 23
It was vintage Alabama football as the Crimson Tide cruised to victory against the Aggies. Alabama leaned on their defense and running game for a dominant victory.
Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen had a rough day at the office. Coming into the game, Allen had only thrown two interceptions for the entire season. He threw three interceptions against Alabama and all of them were returned for touchdowns.
Derrick Henry was an absolute monster for the Crimson Tide. He had 32 carries for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Jacob Coker was 19-of-25 for 138 yards.
Here is how Alabama defeated Texas A&M:
Kyle Allen Threw a Pick Six
It was not the kind of start Allen had thought he would have. On one of the first possessions of the game, Allen underthrew his receiver and it went directly to an Alabama defender. The Crimson Tide ran the ball back for a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead.
Derrick Henry Scored a 55 Yard Touchdown
Just a few minutes after the first touchdown, Alabama added their second touchdown of the game. Henry’s 55-yard touchdown gave the Crimson Tide a 14-0 lead late in the first quarter.
Allen Threw His Second Pick Six of the Game
It was a rough start for Allen. He threw his second interception that was returned for a touchdown. Alabama returned this interception 93 yards and it gave Alabama 28-6 lead.
Christian Kirk Returned a Punt for a Touchdown
Kirk returned a punt for a touchdown late in the second quarter. The play injected new life in Kyle Field and brought the score to 28-13.
The Aggies Scored a Touchdown Early in the Third Quarter
The momentum continued to build on the momentum from the punt return and scored on a short touchdown pass to begin the third quarter. The score made it 28-20 as Alabama’s lead continued to dwindle.
Kyler Murray Contributed With an Interception of His Own
The Aggies had been playing both Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray. Allen already had thrown two interceptions and Murray added an interception late in the fourth quarter.
Allen Threw His Third Pick Six of the Game
Midway through the fourth quarter Allen connected with an Alabama defender again for another touchdown. It marked the third interception Allen threw that was returned for a touchdown. It was not Allen’s day and this interception ended any hopes of an Aggies comeback.