Young QB has helped Texas A&M limit turnovers

  • Young QB has helped Texas A&M limit turnovers

Young QB has helped Texas A&M limit turnovers

Kevin Sumlin's hot seat has cooled a bit after back-to-back wins to start SEC play, but a blowout at the hands of Nick Saban won't be received favorably. Defensively, Alabama is allowing 8.6 points and 249 yards per game.

Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC) obliterated Vanderbilt and MS by a combined 125-3 to open its pursuit of a fourth consecutive league title. The other two were against Oklahoma in 2002 at Kyle Field and at Alabama in 2012.

Alabama is coming in as a 24 point favorite, four points less than last week (probably because the game is on A&M's turf). The Crimson Tide shellacked Vanderbilt 59-0 and blasted MS 66-3 in the last two games.

"We challenged ourselves after that game".

All 13 of these sacks have been produced by front seven players:If I had to rank things by job security I'd probably put Tennessee at the top here above A&M, but besides that Bama will roll through the SEC's hottest seats nearly in order (and the Tide host the Hogs, Vols and Tigers).

"They're going to hear from everybody walking around that this is a different week when reality is it's not", Sumlin said.

Alabama is trying to keep rolling after dominating Southeastern Conference opponents Vanderbilt and MS by a combined 125-3.

Prediction: Alabama's defense will have at least two interceptions, one run back for a touchdown to help the Crimson Tide cover the spread. People have had a really, really hard time doing that over the last five weeks. Hurts has made some big plays passing - like touchdown passes of 78 and 52 yards against Colorado State - but what he hasn't done is equally important: Make costly mistakes.

Despite losing three turnovers and surrendering a couple big plays against the Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC), A&M had a chance to hand Alabama a rare regular-season loss.

"He's really unsafe", Sumlin said in a story by Suzanne Halliburton of the Austin American-Statesman. "We're going to try and make it tough on him, collapse the pocket and make him make tough throws". "We have improved definitely from last week and still have more improving to do".

"It's kind of like my dad used to tell me when I used to go to work at the station, my girlfriend broke up with so I was treating the customers bad", Saban said.

A&M has run the ball well this season with Ford (57 carries, 302 yards), Trayveon Williams (66-384) and Kendall Bussey (36-218) sharing the carries. Texas A&M's rushing defense ranks 15th in the FBS.

"This certainly is not the time to relax or be satisfied", Saban said.

Key Stat: Harris has 45 carries for 376 yards and six touchdowns this season.

It's a testament to their dominance that Mond and the Aggies gave them perhaps their stiffest test of the season. "Regardless of the score, there are still things we can learn from and improve from".