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Saturday, November 10, 3:30 pm Eastern, CBS
And now for the game everyone wants to see.
Alabama, the undisputed No. 1 team in the nation, will get its first crack at Texas A&M as a member of the SEC.
But just as important is freshman phenom Johnny Football's first crack at the Tide.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is No. 2 in the nation in total offense, averaging 383.2 yards per game. The closest Alabama player is AJ McCarron, who is currently No. 82 with 200.6 yards per game of total offense.
Obviously, Manziel will be the one person who directly has the most impact on the outcome of this game.
So what is it about this amazing youngster that makes him so dangerous? Quite simply, it's his unconventional, unpredictable ability to extend the play time and time again.
Teams have tried all season to pressure Manziel only to see him escape the pocket and pick up huge chunks of yards on the ground or wait for a receiver to break free downfield.
When defenses try to contain him with linebacker spies, Manziel is almost unmatched in his ability to find the resulting seam for his receivers.
And remember, he's still a freshman.
While all of that is spectacular, Alabama does have the No. 2 defense in the nation. The Tide will be the toughest test for Johnny Football and crew, but the Aggies are also a team that lost to LSU—the No. 3 defense in the nation—by a mere five points. If Alabama, just for an instant, lets up against this Aggies attack, the Tide might just have to kiss that No. 1 spot in the BCS rankings good-bye.
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