Nick Saban Says Alabama Didn't Finish Texas A&M Win 'With Class'

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistOctober 12, 2019

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) walks off the field after an NCAA college football game against Mississippi, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban was unhappy with the way his team finished Saturday's 47-28 victory over Texas A&M.

Saban told reporters the Crimson Tide "didn't finish the game with class."

Star receiver DeVonta Smith was ejected with 3:58 remaining for throwing a punch, and players for both teams were involved in a shoving match on the field after the game.

The incident with Smith occurred as Alabama was running out the clock. He was attempting to block Texas A&M defensive back Leon O'Neal Jr. on a running play when the Aggies defender wrapped him up and threw him to the ground.

O'Neal appeared to throw his fist into Smith's face when Smith retaliated. O'Neal was called for unsportsmanlike conduct, and Smith was assessed a personal foul.

Per Dean Straka of 247Sports, Smith could also be forced to sit out the first half next week against Tennessee, pending a review by SEC officials.

Smith had seven receptions for 99 yards and one touchdown against Texas A&M, and the junior leads the Crimson Tide with 636 receiving yards and nine touchdowns through six games.

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