After two weeks of preparation, No. 6 Texas A&M will get a chance to do what no one else has been able to this season: beat No. 1 Alabama.
It’s a matchup fans of college football have been waiting for, and on Saturday, something finally has to give between the two undefeated SEC West foes.
Whether it’s the Crimson Tide’s defense or the impressive play of freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts this season, it’s easy to see why Alabama has been so successful. However, the Aggies’ tough defensive line and high-powered offense could provide plenty of challenges for Nick Saban’s team.
However things shake out, it should be a fun matchup.
Here is what a few national media outlets are saying about the SEC West showdown:
- If you’ve seen the line Vegas has placed on this game, it’s not hard to understand just how good Alabama has been so far this season. But that doesn’t mean Texas A&M can’t win on Saturday. In fact, FOX Sports’ Dieter Kurtenbach gives you seven reasons why the Aggies can come out on top.
- Of course, Texas A&M will have to play very well to take down the top-ranked Crimson Tide, but there is a way it can get the job done. CBS Sports analyst Gary Danielson breaks down where Alabama is the most vulnerable in the matchup.
- Two weeks of preparation is certainly a good thing for Texas A&M, but with that long wait between games, there’s been a great deal of hype leading up to this showdown. That hype is to be expected, but ESPN’s Sam Kahn Jr. writes about what the Aggies are ready to get to what really matters: football.
- Texas A&M’s success this season has been, in large part, due to its dominant rushing attack, and how effective that rushing attack can be against Alabama will play a huge role in determining who wins on Saturday, writes ESPN’s David Ching.