Alabama vs Texas A&M Game Preview: Everything You Need To Know Before Kickoff
Alabama travels to College Station this weekend to play in one of the toughest environments it will face all season. The Tide will take on Texas A&M under the lights of Kyle Field, a stadium that holds 102,733 fans.
Here’s all the info you need to get ready for this SEC West showdown.
No. 1 Alabama (5-0) vs Texas A&M (4-1)
When: Saturday, October 7 at 6:15 PM/CT
Where: Kyle Field in College Station, Texas
Weather: It will be a warm day in Texas with highs reaching into the 90s. Game time temperature is expected to be around 86 degrees with the chance of it dropping into the high 70s by the end of the game. Otherwise, it should be a sunny day with no chance of rain.
TV: ESPN (Play-by-play: Joe Tessitore, color analyst: Todd Blackledge, sideline reporter: Holly Rowe)
Radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network (Play-by-play: Eli Gold, color analyst: Phil Savage, sideline reporter: Chris Stewart). Listen on 95.3 the Bear and Tide 102.9/100.9 in Tuscaloosa.
Spread: Alabama is a 27-point favorite over Texas A&M, according to Bovada. The Crimson Tide is 3-2 ATS in 2017.
Series History: Saturday’s meeting will be the 10th in the series between Alabama and Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide has won the last four meetings by a combined score of 182-79. The last win for the Aggies came with Johnny Manziel at the helm and he pulled out a 29-24 victory in Tuscaloosa. Alabama leads the all-time series with a 7-2 record.
Last Meeting: College Gameday was on hand as the Aggies came to Tuscaloosa ranked 6th in the country after a 6-0 start to the season. After falling behind 13-0, A&M quarterback Trevor Knight hit Christian Kirk for a 25-yard touchdown to take a 14-13 lead early in the third quarter. Jalen Hurts would throw for a touchdown and rush for another while Jonathan Allen added a defensive touchdown to help Alabama pull away, 33-14.
Last Week: It was a record-setting day against Ole Miss last Saturday in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama’s 66-3 win was its highest scoring game since 1979, the school’s second-most ever in an SEC game, and the first time the Tide has ever scored 50 points in back-to-back games. Alabama also racked up 613 total yards of offense for the second straight game, which was also a first in program history.
Texas A&M Used two fourth-quarter touchdowns from running back Keith Ford pull out a 24-17 win over South Carolina. The Aggies rushed for 237 yard while holding the Gamecocks to just 23 rushing yards. The victory was the fourth straight for Texas A&M and moved them to into a tie for first in the SEC West.