Underdogs like to rise early in the morning. Texas vs Alabama was supposed to be a one sided affair with Alabama expected fo blow out Texas. But Texas had other plans.
Former Alabama offensive coordinator and now Texas head coach Steve Sarkiesian sailed up a great game plan to make this a game.
Texas freshman quarterback Quin Ewers looked like anything but a freshman. 9-12 for 134 yards before being knocked out the game.
Hudson Card would come in and take over from where Ewers left off. It would be the passing game of Texas that would move the ball.
Star Texas running back Bijan Robinson wasn’t much affective on the ground. After the first 17 carries, Robinson would have just 52 yards and 3.1 yards per carry.
Surprisingly, the Texas defense would be the difference in this game. They did excellent in containing what was thought to be an explosive offense.
However, there is a reason why QB Bryce Young is projected as the top player in the upcoming draft. When the moment was getting bigger he stepped up.
27-39 213 yards and 1 TD, but it was his play making on the final dive that impressed the most. Young went 4/5 on the final drive starting from their own side of the ball. He drove the Tide down field in 11 plays for 57 yards to kick the field goal.
As for the season, Alabama survives to keep its CFP hopes alive. I just wonder if the Bama receivers will start to step up for Bryce Young. Also, is Bill O’Brien the right guy to open up this offense for the Tide.
(Feature Photo Credit: Alabama Twitter)