Alabama's offense goes cold

PASADENA, Calif. -- Nick Saban can't be pleased with the third quarter.

His Alabama team had this game well in hand. But instead of going for the throat and putting Texas away, the Crimson Tide went belly-up on offense and let the Longhorns back in the game.

Alabama's passing game has been non-existent all game, but the running game didn't show up in the third quarter.

It still has the feel of an Alabama win. But 24-13 becomes a lot more precarious if the Crimson Tide can't get it going again offensively in the fourth quarter.