"And this is another one of those division games against a very good team that's going to take the best preparation that we have throughout the week to get ready to play this game". "It's like poison. Like rat poison". "He said 'What's wrong with you today?' I said 'My girlfriend broke up with me.' He said 'Well, you've got one problem, but if you keep treating the customers bad you're going to have two more".
After the Crimson Tide surrendered a field goal that gave Texas A&M an early 3-0 lead, Harris peeled off a 75-yard run - the longest of his career - on the next offensive play that put them ahead to stay.
Tagovailoa have combined for nearly 1,000 yards through the air with 10 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. The 6-foot-2, 218-pounder is the most prolific runner in a backfield with three five-star recruits at tailback, unsafe in the open field but also with the strength of a high school power lifter.
Hurts has run the offense with precise efficiency.
"Are we happy, are we pleased.?" Mond has totaled 204 yards in the last two games.
Kirk snagged the ball with a toe tapping grab and Kyle Field erupted. But Minkah Fitzpatrick scooped up the Aggies' onside kick and scooted 39 yards to seal the 27-19 victory. He was nearing the sideline before he delivered a strike to the corner of the endzone where, waiting, was Texas A&M star receiver Christian Kirk. It's one of the many reasons the Aggie offense tries to get it to him on almost every play. With TAMU out of timeouts and just over two minutes left, the game was over. His father, Averion, formed a relationship with then-University of Houston coach Kevin Sumlin.
"Obviously, there's a relationship there with the family", Sumlin said Wednesday.
But Texas A&M fought back, led by freshman quarterback Kellen Mond and a defense that forced Alabama's first turnover since November 24, 2016 against Auburn, a streak of 36 quarters.
Later in the third quarter Robert Foster simply dropped what should have been an easy catch before fumbling after a catch on the same drive.
Alabama, as a team, has not turned the ball over since the first half of the Iron Bowl last November.
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Harris led all rushers with 124 yards, while A&M's leading rusher was Trayveon Williams (38 yards). Alabama won, but was challenged.
Even though that may be Alabama's only current win over a top 25 team (compared to Clemson who has three such wins), the dominance of the team wearing crimson and white has not disappeared since that opening game.
Saban has been approaching the upcoming Texas A&M game with laser-like focus.
The Aggies, on the other hand, will attempt to get back in the win column in Week 7 when they travel to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for a meeting with the Florida Gators.
The end zones were painted in the font used during Stallings' time at A&M and "1967" was painted in each end zone.
Will the Crimson Tide's domination continue? Alabama had allowed four in its first four games, which was one off the SEC lead.