How Alabama went down

The Crimson Tide lost to Texas A&M because they did not win the game.  They did not win because of three turnovers….because they did not bring offensive intensity at the beginning of the game allowing  A&M’s passion to flourish…20-0 before Bama got off the couch.  Now, this is not to say that the Aggies are not a good team; they are and that is why Alabama did not win.  You can not defeat a team as good as they are without playing winning football.

The fact is that Alabama played like a championship team for part of the game.  They lost because they left no room for error.  That was not enough room against a good team led by a great player.  Cody Mandell was outstanding for Alabama.  Johnny Manziel was great for Texas A&M.  Mandell accounted for  4 plays.  Manziel had 49 plays by his name in the score book.  Even with all this the Tide had the ball in hand with a little over 2 minutes to go and a go ahead touchdown  6 yards away.  I would still like to see what could have happened if the quality backs had four quality attempts behind the quality line of Alabama.

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How Alabama went down — 2 Comments

  1. Just wandering if the play calling would have been different if J. Fowler would have been healthy? What do you think?

    • That’s a very good point. No way to know for sure, but if he had been healthy, you have to think he would have been perfect for the goal line offense. Combined with the injury to Dee Hart, it makes a difference because the rotation might have kept everyone fresher and changed some of the calls.