Finally, the blitz gets there

PASADENA, Calif. -- Alabama's blitzes had been a step late the whole second half.

But senior linebacker Eryk Anders changed that when he came barreling in on Garrett Gilbert's blindside and knocked the ball loose. Courtney Upshaw recovered for the Crimson Tide inside the Texas 5.

A couple of different times, Texas had burned Alabama when the Crimson Tide were blitzing, but they dialed it up when they needed something to happen, and Gilbert never saw Anders coming.