Texas A&M ranks No. 97 in the country in pass defense and No. 53 in rushing defense heading into their game with Alabama on Saturday.
Though they beat Tennessee, Josh Dobbs still threw for 398 yards and Alvin Kamara rushed for another 127 yards with two touchdowns.
According to SEC on CBS commentator Verne Lundquist, the Aggies defense will have to be better against the Crimson Tide.
“I’m a little nervous about the same kind of an outcome (like Alabama’s win over UT),” Lundquist said before speaking to Birmingham’s Monday Morning Quarterback Club. “Only because I think Alabama is cruising right now and what scares me is the Aggies gave up more than 600 yards to Tennessee.
They’ll have to stop a potent Alabama offense which features Jalen Hurts under center with imposing running back Bo Scarbrough behind him. The Crimson Tide are posting an average 45.4 points per game, good for sixth in the country. Alabama is also averaging 265.7 yards per game on the ground. The biggest positive for the Aggies is they’ve had an extra week to correct their mistakes.
“This is a really dominant Alabama team,” Lundquist said. “I’d seen them once before this year. We had them at Ole Miss in Oxford. Boy, they were good.
“(Quarterback) Jalen Hurts had a couple of errant passes, but he’s something special. Wideouts are great. The defense is faster than I think they’ve ever been.”