SEC Football Preview: Alabama at Texas A&M

Alabama-Texas A&M preview

Alabama faces Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Alabama

Date Opponent Score
2-Sep vs. Middle Tennessee W 56 – 7
9-Sep vs. Texas L 24 – 34
16-Sep at South Florida W 17 – 3
23-Sep vs. Ole Miss W 24 – 10
30-Sep at Mississippi State W 40 – 17
7-Oct at Texas A&M
14-Oct vs. Arkansas
21-Oct vs. Tennessee
4-Nov vs. LSU
11-Nov at Kentucky
18-Nov vs. Chattanooga
25-Nov at Auburn

Texas A&M

Date Opponent Score
2-Sep vs. New Mexico W 52 – 10
9-Sep at Miami (FL) L 33 – 48
16-Sep vs. Louisiana-Monroe W 47 – 3
23-Sep vs. Auburn W 27 – 10
30-Sep vs. Arkansas* W 34 – 22
7-Oct vs. Alabama
14-Oct at Tennessee
28-Oct vs. South Carolina
4-Nov at Ole Miss
11-Nov vs. Mississippi State
18-Nov vs. Abilene Christian
25-Nov at LSU

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Alabama Texas A&M
ESPN FPI 3 16
Sagarin 2 39
Massey Composite 1 18
PiRate Ratings 9 17

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Alabama
Texas A&M
3
51
1
7
0.521
0.412
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Texas A&M
Alabama
9
24
2
4
0.302
0.342
4th Down Conversion Pct Texas A&M
Alabama
74
97
6
10
0.500
0.467
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Alabama
Texas A&M
36
51
6
9
0.458
0.500
Blocked Kicks Texas A&M
Alabama
19
85
3
9
3
1
Blocked Kicks Allowed Texas A&M
Alabama
25
91
3
12
1
3
Blocked Punts Alabama 30 4 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Texas A&M
Alabama
1
56
1
9
0
1
Completion Percentage Alabama
Texas A&M
5
88
1
12
0.687
0.575
Defensive TDs Alabama
Texas A&M
4
17
1
3
5
3
Fewest Penalties Texas A&M
Alabama
75
92
6
11
80
87
Fewest Penalties Per Game Alabama
Texas A&M
57
70
5
7
5.80
6.15
Fewest Penalty Yards Texas A&M
Alabama
58
93
4
12
662
796
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Texas A&M
Alabama
57
64
4
7
50.92
53.07
First Downs Defense Texas A&M
Alabama
14
53
2
9
221
253
First Downs Offense Alabama
Texas A&M
2
8
1
2
371
336
Fumbles Lost Alabama
Texas A&M
31
66
3
13
7
9
Fumbles Recovered Alabama
Texas A&M
81
122
10
14
7
4
Kickoff Return Defense Texas A&M
Alabama
9
53
1
5
16.53
20.12
Kickoff Returns Texas A&M
Alabama
10
19
1
3
24.95
23.77
Net Punting Texas A&M
Alabama
1
114
1
13
44.74
34.71
Passes Had Intercepted Alabama
Texas A&M
31
43
7
9
8
9
Passes Intercepted Alabama
Texas A&M
24
101
2
11
14
7
Passing Offense Alabama
Texas A&M
6
43
2
5
323.6
252.6
Passing Yards Allowed Alabama
Texas A&M
33
98
5
12
198.3
253.2
Passing Yards per Completion Alabama
Texas A&M
6
41
1
8
16.13
12.93
Punt Return Defense Alabama
Texas A&M
5
41
2
5
2.67
6.29
Punt Returns Alabama
Texas A&M
12
67
2
9
14.71
8.71
Red Zone Defense Alabama
Texas A&M
6
15
1
4
0.732
0.757
Red Zone Offense Texas A&M
Alabama
59
77
7
10
0.851
0.823
Rushing Defense Texas A&M
Alabama
3
19
2
3
95.2
121.3
Rushing Offense Texas A&M
Alabama
21
42
3
7
219.0
198.4
Sacks Allowed Alabama
Texas A&M
8
102
1
13
1.00
2.69
Scoring Defense Alabama
Texas A&M
12
47
3
8
18.1
25.3
Scoring Offense Alabama
Texas A&M
3
19
1
4
45.6
36.0
Tackles for Loss Allowed Alabama
Texas A&M
11
100
3
11
4.33
6.85
Team Passing Efficiency Alabama
Texas A&M
1
64
1
10
197.34
134.47
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Alabama
Texas A&M
23
106
4
12
115.79
147.32
Team Sacks Alabama
Texas A&M
10
20
1
5
3.00
2.85
Team Tackles for Loss Texas A&M
Alabama
13
26
2
5
7.7
7.1
Time of Possession Texas A&M
Alabama
3
52
1
8
34:34
30:19
Total Defense Alabama
Texas A&M
16
32
3
7
319.5
348.4
Total Offense Alabama
Texas A&M
6
15
1
4
522.0
471.6
Turnover Margin Alabama
Texas A&M
34
109
6
13
0.40
-0.54
Turnovers Gained Alabama
Texas A&M
44
120
5
14
21
11
Turnovers Lost Alabama
Texas A&M
23
49
8
11
15
18
Winning Percentage Alabama
Texas A&M
2
26
1
6
0.933
0.692

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Alabama

QB Jalen Milroe, RB Jase McClellan, WR Ja’Corey Brooks, WR Jermaine Burton, OL Tyler Booker, OL JC Latham, OL Amarius Mims, DT Jaheim Oatis, Justin Eboigbe, LB Deontae Lawson, LB Dallas Turner, CB Kool-Aid McKinstry, S Malachi Moore, K Will Reichard.

Texas A&M

QB Conner Weigman, RB Amari Daniels, WR Ainias Smith, OL Bryce Foster, OL Layden Robinson, OL Bryce Foster, OL Reuben Fatheree, DT McKinnley Jackson, LB Edgerrin Cooper, LB Bryce Anderson, S Demani Richardson, P Nik Constantinou.

INJURIES

Alabama


Player POS Status
D. Lawson LB Ques Sat – Ankle
E. Henderson Jr. WR Out indefinitely – Hip

Texas A&M


Player POS Status
C. Weigman QB out for season – Ankle
J. Gilbert DB Out indefinitely – Shoulder
D. Green TE out for season – Knee

Source: Covers.com

Alabama vs. Texas A&M Football Series History

Alabama leads 12-3-0

COMMENTS

Alabama returns to Texas in search of a Longhorn State victory. Alabama seems a lot stronger than last season. Texas A&M does also, but not quite as improved. I have a hunch Alabama wins this one.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Alabama 45, Texas A&M 17

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Alabama 41, Texas A& 38

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 9:00 AM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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