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ALABAMA FIRST LOOK: TEXAS A&M

The Alabama Crimson Tide travels to College Station, Texas on Saturday to face Texas A&M. Here is your first look at the Aggies.

SEASON SO FAR (4-1, 2-0 SEC)

Sep 3 at UCLA L 45-44
Sep 9 Nicholls St. W 24-14
Sep 16 UL-Lafayette W 45-21
Sep 23 at Arkansas W 50-43
Sep 30 South Carolina W 24-17

STAT COMPARISON

ALA PPG 46.2 28.0 TAM DEF PPG
ALA TOTAL OFF 508.6 387.4 TAM TOTAL DEF
ALA PASSING OFF 193.0 291.6 TAM PASSING DEF
ALA RUSHING OFF 315.6 95.8 TAM RUSHING DEF
TAM PPG 37.4 8.6 ALA DEF PPG
TAM TOTAL OFF 448.2 249.0 ALA TOTAL DEF
TAM PASSING OFF 192.6 175.2 ALA PASSING DEF
TAM RUSHING OFF 255.6 73.8 ALA RUSHING DEF
ALA TO MARGIN 2.00 1.60 TAM TO MARGIN

INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS

Date Pos Player Injury Status
10/01/17 QB Jake Hubenak Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/30/17 WR Camron Buckley Targeting Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Alabama
09/04/17 DB Donovan Wilson Foot out indefinitely
09/04/17 QB Nick Starkel Ankle out indefinitely
08/26/17 LB Dwaine Thomas Transferred out for season
08/24/17 DB Nick Harvey Knee out indefinitely

Source: donbest.com

CHALLENGES

Give Kevin Sumlin credit, he is a survivor. Given up for dead after blowing a huge lead at UCLA, the Aggies now sit at 4-1 (2-0). Traveling to College Station won't be like playing in Tuscaloosa or at Vanderbilt. By far, most of the fans (100,000?) will be rooting against Bama. After two lopsided wins over mid to low-level SEC opponents, the Tide can't afford to head to the Lone Star State overconfident. Yes, Alabama is loaded with talent but on any given day a team is subject to lose, especially if they show up overconfident. Alabama's job on Saturday is to make Sumlin's seat heat up again. They can accomplish that mission by taking care of business and leaving College Station with another win.



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