Watch or listen to almost any college football analyst this week, and they’ll likely talk about how far in front Alabama is when it comes to skill level and talent over every other team.
So what’s the blue print look like to beat them? For the Aggies, it might come down to the experience of Trevor Knight in Tuscaloosa according to Kirk Herbstreit. He was asked what could Texas A&M do to beat Alabama on SportsCenter Tuesday night:
“The only thing I can think of, this is a fact, Trevor Knight has beaten Alabama,” Herbstreit said. ” He beat them at Oklahoma when he was a freshman quarterback and I’m sure that’s going to be reminded to Alabama a few times as they get ready for this game. But Trevor Knight, his ability to run, create, he’s got a lot of wide receivers that can make plays.”
Knight, along with Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly, is one of two active quarterbacks who can say they’ve beaten the Crimson Tide. He led his former team, the Oklahoma Sooners, to a 45-31 victory over Alabama in the 2014 Sugar Bowl.
He completed 32 of 44 passes for 348 yards that night with four touchdowns, but his glory was quickly forgotten as he eventually lost his starting spot to Baker Mayfield and transferred to College Station.
Alabama was coming off a heartbreaking loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl that season, but Knight will have more time to prepare with the Aggies coming off a bye week while Alabama battled against another top-10 team in Tennessee.