Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • ALA 568
    • 628 TAMU
  • Turnovers

    • ALA 1
    • 2 TAMU
  • Possession

    ALA TAMU
    24:58 35:02
  • 1st Downs

    • ALA 31
    • 31 TAMU

Game Information

Kyle Field
Coverage: CBS
  • College Station, TX 77843
  • Line: ALA -7.0
Attendance: 87,596

Scoring Summary

CBS1234T
Alabama72114749
Texas A&M14072142
first QuarterALATAMU
TD
12:21
Johnny Manziel pass complete to Cameron Clear for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
texasam drive: 7 plays 84 yards, 02:39 texasam td, 2:39
06
XP
12:21
Taylor Bertolet extra point GOOD.
texasam drive: 7 plays 84 yards, 02:39 texasam td, 2:39
07
TD
7:47
Ben Malena rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
texasam drive: 5 plays 59 yards, 01:34 texasam td, 1:34
013
XP
7:47
Taylor Bertolet extra point GOOD.
texasam drive: 5 plays 59 yards, 01:34 texasam td, 1:34
014
TD
5:24
AJ McCarron pass complete to Kevin Norwood for 22 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 6 plays 75 yards, 02:23 alabama td, 2:23
614
XP
5:24
Cade Foster extra point GOOD.
alabama drive: 6 plays 75 yards, 02:23 alabama td, 2:23
714
second QuarterALATAMU
TD
14:15
AJ McCarron pass complete to DeAndrew White for 44 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 6 plays 80 yards, 01:28 alabama td, 1:28
1314
XP
14:15
Cade Foster extra point GOOD.
alabama drive: 6 plays 80 yards, 01:28 alabama td, 1:28
1414
TD
8:55
AJ McCarron pass complete to Kenny Bell for 51 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 4 plays 80 yards, 01:32 alabama td, 1:32
2014
XP
8:55
Cade Foster extra point GOOD.
alabama drive: 4 plays 80 yards, 01:32 alabama td, 1:32
2114
TD
0:45
T.J. Yeldon rush for 4 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 11 plays 93 yards, 06:23 alabama td, 6:23
2714
XP
0:45
Cade Foster extra point GOOD.
alabama drive: 11 plays 93 yards, 06:23 alabama td, 6:23
2814
third QuarterALATAMU
TD
12:41
Johnny Manziel pass intercepted by Vinnie Sunseri at the Alab 27, returned for 73 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
texasam drive: 2 plays 9 yards, 00:46 texasam int, 0:46
3414
XP
12:41
Cade Foster extra point GOOD.
texasam drive: 2 plays 9 yards, 00:46 texasam int, 0:46
3514
TD
9:33
Johnny Manziel pass complete to Malcome Kennedy for 14 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
texasam drive: 9 plays 58 yards, 03:08 texasam td, 3:08
3520
XP
9:33
Taylor Bertolet extra point GOOD.
texasam drive: 9 plays 58 yards, 03:08 texasam td, 3:08
3521
TD
4:16
Kenyan Drake rush for 3 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 10 plays 83 yards, 05:17 alabama td, 5:17
4121
XP
4:16
Cade Foster extra point GOOD.
alabama drive: 10 plays 83 yards, 05:17 alabama td, 5:17
4221
fourth QuarterALATAMU
TD
13:20
Johnny Manziel pass complete to Malcome Kennedy for 12 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
texasam drive: 4 plays 80 yards, 01:30 texasam td, 1:30
4227
XP
13:20
Taylor Bertolet extra point GOOD.
texasam drive: 4 plays 80 yards, 01:30 texasam td, 1:30
4228
TD
8:04
Johnny Manziel pass complete to Mike Evans for 95 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
texasam drive: 3 plays 96 yards, 00:38 texasam td, 0:38
4234
XP
8:04
Taylor Bertolet extra point GOOD.
texasam drive: 3 plays 96 yards, 00:38 texasam td, 0:38
4235
TD
2:28
AJ McCarron pass complete to Jalston Fowler for 5 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
alabama drive: 9 plays 65 yards, 05:36 alabama td, 5:36
4835
XP
2:28
Cade Foster extra point GOOD.
alabama drive: 9 plays 65 yards, 05:36 alabama td, 5:36
4935
TD
0:15
Johnny Manziel pass complete to Malcome Kennedy for 4 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
texasam drive: 10 plays 75 yards, 02:13 texasam td, 2:13
4941
XP
0:15
Taylor Bertolet extra point GOOD.
texasam drive: 10 plays 75 yards, 02:13 texasam td, 2:13
4942

Research Notes

  • Johnny Manziel proved that his performance in the upset of Alabama last year was no fluke, amassing 562 total yards and throwing for 5 touchdowns on Saturday. The reigning Heisman winner has a Total QBR of 78.7 vs Alabama over the last 2 years, well above the 17.9 QBR registered by all other quarterbacks vs the Tide in that span. Manziel been way more effective as both a runner and a passer than almost all other QBs that Nick Saban's defense has taken on.

  • Alabama's -22.7 defensive EPA vs Texas A&M was by far their worst mark under Nick Saban, nearly double digits below their second-worst performance in his 7 seasons there (not adjusted for the strength of the opponent).

  • Texas A&M had more offensive yards than Alabama, but the one extra turnover by the Aggies (2 Int compared to `Bama's 1 fumble) made the difference. This is reflected in each offense's "expected points added" - the number of net points contributed by the offense, taking into account their performance on every single play they were on the field. Both Alabama and Texas A&M finished with incredibly high offensive EPA, but Alabama added more points with both their rushing and passing attacks, resulting in the victory.

  • The 42 points allowed by Alabama are tied for the 3rd-most points allowed by an AP No. 1 team on the road and are the most allowed on road in a win. Previous high was 38 in a 45-38 OT win by Nebraska at Missouri in 1997.

  • The 42 points allowed by Alabama is the most allowed by the Crimson Tide in a WIN in school history.

  • NEXT LEVEL: AJ McCarron completed 7-of-10 passes after a run fake Saturday, including a touchdown pass to Jalston Fowler to put Alabama up 14 with less than 2:30 to play.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Johnny Manziel had a career-high six completions on passes thrown 20 or more yards downfield Saturday. In two games against Alabama, Manziel has completed 71% of passes thrown 20-plus yards downfield, compared with 36% against all other teams.

  • Alabama gained 234 yards on 37 rushes (all designed) against Texas A&M. That is 115 more yards than the Tide had in Week 1 against Virginia Tech, when they had their fewest yards on designed running plays in any game in the last 2 seasons. The Tide had 14 rushes on which first contact was not made until 5 yards beyond the line of scrimmage. They had 5 such runs in Week 1.

  • Mike Evans totaled 279 yards receiving on nine targets Saturday. Johnny Manziel had five times as many yards per attempt when throwing to Evans compared with everyone else. In three games this season, Manziel has completed 16-of-20 passes when targeting Evans.

  • AJ McCarron threw all 4 of his touchdown passes when facing 5 or more pass rushers. All 5 of McCarron's touchdown passes this season have come against the blitz. Since the start of last season McCarron has thrown 17 touchdowns with 1 interception against five or more pass rushers.

  • Alabama allowed 42 points, the most the Tide have allowed since Tennessee scored 51 on Oct. 25, 2003.

  • Mike Evans has at least four catches in all 16 games he has played at Texas A&M. The only player with a longer active streak is East Carolina's Justin Hardy, who has done so in 18 straight games.

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