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Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon
Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Alabama got tested for the first time all season last week in its 21-17 win over LSU in Baton Rouge.
Head coach Nick Saban always tells his players to enjoy wins for 24 hours and then get back to work. However, when you're dealing with young men between 18 and 22 years old after an emotional win, that's sometimes easier said than done.
Is Alabama primed for a let down?
If it's not ready for the high-flying Aggie offense, absolutely.
In just six conference games, first-year Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin has as many SEC wins as Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley and as many SEC West wins as Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen (four). He was the right coach at the right time with the right system for the Texas A&M program as they made their transition to the SEC.
However, life in the SEC gets tougher this week against the Crimson Tide.
Quarterback Johnny Manziel will make things happen through the air, but Alabama's front seven will bottle him up on the ground. With wide receivers Mike Evans and Ryan Swope, and running backs Ben Malena and Christine Michael, Alabama can spread you out or play smash mouth.
This game will be interesting in the fourth quarter, as A&M's offense will give Saban's crew all it can handle.
The Crimson Tide will get a key stop late and keep its hopes of repeating as BCS National Champions intact.
Score Prediction: Alabama 28 - Texas A&M 21