Alabama vs. Texas A&M: Gameday Open Thread


The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas A&M Aggies square off today in a rematch that has been on everyone’s calendar since the Aggies upset the Tide in Tuscaloosa last season. Alabama has traveled to College Station to seek revenge and make their case for a third consecutive BCS Championship.

We’ve got you covered on everything you need to know about the game, from a breakdown of both the Texas A&M offense and their defense, to what the Aggie fans have been saying about this game, to all the details about the game, including a pregame cocktail. We’ve even got you a few hype videos to get you fired up for the game.

Feel free to make your prediction about the final score, and take part in our Facebook Roll Call. Then hang out with us here in the comments section or on Twitter during the game.

Are you ready to roll?

Tags: Alabama Crimson Tide Football

  • BamaHammer

    I realize I have not made my prediction for the game. So here goes:

    Alabama has to keep Johnny Manziel in the pocket, making him throw. Alabama won’t be able to blitz him all day due to his mobility; missed assignments will be costly.

    On offense, Alabama must be able to run the ball and shorten the game. The Tide were very vanilla in their offense after jumping out to a big lead against Virginia Tech, so expect more checkdowns from AJ McCarron. The Texas heat favors Alabama, due to their depth.

    If Alabama plays their game, they can control their own destiny in this one.

    Alabama 27 – 20

  • BamaHammer

    Also, I see no way Tennessee gets close to Oregon.

    • zach ragan

      Don’t think I’m not lurking…..

      • BamaHammer

        I just don’t think UT has the tools yet. Believe me, I’d like the UT-UA rivalry to be competitive again.

        • zach ragan

          Oh I know, they’re going to get killed today. But it’ll be a good learning game for a young team. Just hope they take some positives from it.

          • BamaHammer

            One positive is that you don’t have the ugliest uniforms in college football anymore.

          • zach ragan

            Well….having that distinction was debatable.

          • BamaHammer

            It’s certainly a matter of opinion, and school loyalty.

  • BamaHammer

    ESPN College Gameday says that Nick Saban heard that the A/C units in the A&M opponents’ locker rooms might be ‘malfunctioning,’ so he had units shipped in.

  • Rogue Elephant

    RTR>>>>>>>

    • BamaHammer

      You got that right.

  • BamaHammer

    I don’t care if it’s just me, I’m ready to get this show on the road and watch the Tide roll.