The 2nd-half downturn incorporated the finish from the 36-quarter turnover-free streak when Robert Promote fumbled another-lower reception in Alabama territory. That brought to Texas A&M’s first touchdown and restored existence in Kyle Field.
Total yardage dipped significantly for any Tide offense that averaged 508.6 yards per game before Saturday. The 358 Alabama yards were the cheapest since netting 269 against Florida Condition within the opener.
The 24-3 lead made an appearance safe and also the Alabama offense back on schedule.
Second halves happen to be formalities in recent days for Alabama.
Saban harped around the lack of ability to complete like a need to be frustrated after a normally “great win” inside a hostile atmosphere.
It simply never got comfortable.
The country’s ninth-best scoring offense went touchdown-free on five from the first six possessions. Three from the first four drives went three-and-out. Damien Harris’ one-play, 75-yard touchdown was really the only slice of momentum Alabama might take in the opening quarter. It netted just eight yards alternatively 10 snaps.
Texas A&M’s No. 76 total defense combined with too little consistency chose to make this an evening to forget for Alabama’s formerly hot offense. Negative plays were effectively eliminated in recent Tide games however the Aggies stopped Alabama behind the road nine occasions. Saban stated A&M stacked this area to slow the country’s 4th-rated hurrying offense — holding it to 232 yards after averaging 316 entering the sport.
There have been still flashes. The 2nd half began having a quick 9-play, 75-yard touchdown drive. Hurts was sharp having a 30-yard pass to Ridley on the third-lower play that got an additional 15 tacked on for any mask penalty.