This afternoon, beginning at 3:30 PM ET, all eyes will be glued to a TV set in anticipation of the battle that will be waged at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Bama haters are itching to see the Aggies serve up the Tide’s first loss of the season.
Some would have you believe that Alabama must lose a game this season and it will come at the hands of either A&M or LSU.
Is there any reason to believe that the Aggie defense that gave up 684 yards of offense to Tennessee, a team Bama held to under 200 yards last week in Knoxville, will win today? The ESPN Matchup Predictor gives The Crimson Tide a 76.7% chance at victory and A&M a pathetic 23.3%.
Folks in College Station have high hopes of a win today and uploaded a hype video to pump them up:
OK, TA&M has played very well so far this season. The Aggies are rested as they come off a bye week and they’re hanging their hat on QB Trevor Knight who led the Sooners to a 45-31 victory over my beloved Boys from Tuscaloosa in the 2014 Sugar Bowl.
Knight ain’t no “Johnny Football” and their “12th Man” will be noticeably absent in a stadium filled with over 108,000 rabid Houndstooth-hat-wearin’ crimson-clad fans in Tuscaloosa. Alabama has vanquished other quarterbacks cut from the same cloth as Knight. I don’t think for one moment that he will be able to sit in the pocket and exploit the Tide’s secondary nor will he have any better success running against Alabama’s D-line than Josh Dobbs did last week. Saban and Kiffin will have the Aggies on their heels early and often.
Here’s hoping the cameras capture Aggie fans doing some epic “surrender cobras” as they come to realize they’re losing the game.
ROLL TIDE ROLL!