Tide Rolls in Texas #WildBillShow
The Crimson Tide rolled into Texas and improved to 6-0 on the year. Tide fans watched Bama win and Georgia lose to South Carolina on Saturday. For the Tide is was big plays on offense and special teams helped No. 1 Alabama to a 47-28 road victory against No. 21 Texas A&M at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.
On offense, junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went 21-of-34 for 293 yards, while setting the Alabama career touchdown record with 81, moving ahead of the previous all-time mark of 77 set by AJ McCarron (2010-13). The Tide signal-caller recorded four scores through the air in the game and now has 81 for his career. Junior running back Najee Harris was tops in the UA ground game, totaling a career-high 20 carries resulting in a season-best 114 yards.
Junior DeVonta Smith totaled 99 receiving yards and one touchdown on seven catches to lead the Alabama wide receivers. Sophomore wideout and punt returner Jaylen Waddle totaled 176 all-purpose yards after catching three passes for 48 yards and his first receiving touchdown of the season to go with 128 yards on his four punt returns. Junior Henry Ruggs III had one score on his only grab of the day from 33-yards out while also accounting for 131 yards on four kickoff returns.
On defense, linebackers Anfernee Jennings and Shane Lee tallied a team-high eight tackles apiece. Jennings, a redshirt senior, added one sack, a pair of tackles for loss and one pass breakup on the day. Senior defensive back Shyheim Carter anchored the Tide secondary with seven tackles, two pass breakups and a forced fumble.