COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Alabama offense disappeared after a fast start, but the Crimson Tide defense provided more than enough cushion in its 41-23 win over Texas A&M.
Freshman Minkah Fitzpatrick had two touchdowns on interception returns, and junior Eddie Jackson added another with a winding, 93-yard journey to the end zone.
The three scores were a new school record, besting the old mark of two.
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Jackson, a 6-foot former cornerback, made several big plays throughout the course of the game, and finished the day with an individual record: 119 interception return yards.
“It was fun,” Jackson said after the game. “Offense wins games, but defense wins championships, so we wanted to come out and play fast, create turnovers and reach our goals.”
Fitzpatrick also set an individual record, becoming the first player in ‘Bama history to bring two picks back in the same game.