Texas A&M vs. Alabama: Aggies' Guide to Shutting Down T.J. Yeldon

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Texas A&M vs. Alabama: Aggies' Guide to Shutting Down T.J. Yeldon
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The Texas A&M football team will host the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide at Kyle Field on Saturday in a showdown of Top Ten teams. If the Aggies are going to have any hope of knocking off the Crimson Tide for the second year in a row, they are going to need to contain Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban takes a NFL-style approach to the game in that he wants to run the ball, play defense and grind out wins. He has obviously been very successful in this approach since Saban has led Alabama to three national championships in the past four years.

One of the biggest keys to winning the game is containing Alabama's run game. If Alabama can run the ball effectively, then they can control the clock and keep the Aggie offense off the field. 

Yeldon is the top back at Alabama. If the Aggies can contain him and force the Alabama offense into being one-dimensional, they stand a great chance at winning the game. 

This is a look at what the Aggies need to do in order to shut down Yeldon. 

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