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Alabama vs. Texas A&M Game Recap

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Following a 59-0 shutout last season in Tuscaloosa the Crimson Tide entered Kyle Field looking to extend their  winning streak to three against the Aggies.

The Crimson Tide opened the game up with Derrick Henry rushing all over the Aggie defense, but the drive was unable the produce any points for the Tide.

Minkah Fitzpatrick continued to show that he is one of the best defensive players in the SEC, as he returned a Kyle Allen interception early in the first quarter to make it 7-0 Alabama.

The first drive was a sign of things to come for the Tide as Henry continued to light up the Aggies on the ground and capped the drive off with a 55 yards touchdown run to give the Tide a commanding 14-0 lead

The Aggies would add a field goal late in the first quarter to make it 14-3 Alabama at the end of the first quarter.

Alabama opened the second half with the ground game again and went on a five play 68 yard drive to make it 21-3 Crimson Tide

The Aggies would add another field goal early in the second quarter to make it 21-6 .

Eddie Jackson returned the third longest interception return in Crimson Tide history 93 yards to give the Tide a commanding 28-6 lead and all momentum

The Alabama defense continued to bend but not break as it gave up only six points through most of the first half. As the half came near an end the Tide started to break down.

Christian Kirk returned a JK Scott punt back for 68 yards to make the game 28-13 and all of a sudden the Aggies were right back in it.

Aggies quarterback Kyle Allen was pressured for most of the first half and simply did not make good decisions. Allen was benched with less than two minuets to go in the first half for freshmen quarterback Kyler Murray.

The Aggies were able to keep the momentum on their side to start the second half as they went on a 3 play 4 7 yard drive that concluded with a Ricky Seals-Jones 3 yard pass from Kyle Allen to make it 28-20.

The Alabama defense stayed on attack as Eddie Jackson intercepted his second pass of the day this time off a pass from Kyler Murray.

The Crimson Tide offense wasn’t running on all cylinders in the third quarter but they did manage to still get points up on the board with Adam Griffith field goal from 32 yards to make it 31-20, a kick that concluded a 13 play 51 yard drive for the Tide.  Griffith would add another kick to make it 34-20.

The Aggies went on a 10 play 52 yard drive to add a field goal to make it 34-23.

Minkah Fitzpatrick sealed the game with Kyle Allen interception a return for 55 yards for a TD to make it 41-23 Alabama.

This was the fourth win in a row for the Tide as they return to Tuscaloosa next week to take on the Tennessee Volunteers

Ivan L. White is a contributor for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ilwhite1

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