Texas A&M vs Alabama: Texas A&M may be 4-1 overall and 2-0 in SEC play but not many people are giving the Aggies much of a chance this coming weekend when they host No. 1 Alabama.
According to VegasInsider, the Crimson Tide opened as 25-point favorites in the game.
Alabama has outscored its previous two opponents – Vanderbilt and Ole Miss – by a score of 125-3. A&M, meanwhile, has needed second-half comebacks each of the previous three weeks.
The Aggies have defeated the Crimson Tide only once since joining the SEC. In A&M’s inaugural season in 2012, they went on the road and took down No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Texas A&M vs Alabama kick off at 6:15 p.m. Central on Saturday on ESPN.
Alabama and Clemson have proven that they’re the top two teams in college football this year, but heading into Week 5, most polls had the Crimson Tide with the slight edge at No. 1.
Clemson went on the road and took down No. 12 Virginia Tech, but Alabama defended its home turf in a massive 66-3 win over Ole Miss.
If Nick Saban’s squad had only escaped with a narrow win over the unranked Rebels, it may have made sense for the Tigers to jump ahead of them, but ESPN went ahead and put Clemson at No. 1 anyway:
For a team that’s been desperate for motivation after a Vanderbilt defender called them out, it’s safe to say the Crimson Tide will take note of this.
There’s not much else they could have done against the Rebels to cement their No. 1 ranking, but ESPN has been more impressed with the Tigers.
Texas A&M vs Alabama: Therefore, Alabama will be extra motivated for this weekend’s road trip to Texas A&M. Look out, Aggies.