2013 Alabama vs. Texas A&M football game
|2013 Alabama vs. Texas A&M|
|Date||September 14, 2013|
|Location||College Station, Texas|
|Favorite||Alabama by 9|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Verne Lundquist (play-by-play)|
Gary Danielson (color)
Tracy Wolfson (sideline)
The 2013 Texas A&M vs. Alabama football game was a college football game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas A&M Aggies played on September 14, 2013 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. This game was a shootout between the two teams as it saw many records being broken. Alabama sealed the game when they recovered an onside kick with 20 seconds left to win 49-42.
Two-time defending BCS national champion Alabama was looking for revenge at Kyle Field after the upstart Aggies handed them their only loss of the season in 2012. In Texas A&M's 29-24 victory at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Nov. 10, freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel completed 24 of 31 passes for 253 yards with two touchdowns, while running for 92 yards, in a performance that helped him win the Heisman Trophy as a freshman.
On Texas A&M's 1st drive, Johnny Manziel had a 1-yd pass to Cameron Clear for a touchdown which put the Aggies up 7-0. Alabama, who started their 1st possession on their own 10 yard line and after getting penalized for false start's twice, Alabama was forced to punt from their own 10 yard line. On Texas A&M's next drive, Ben Malena had a 1-yd run for a touchdown which gave the Aggies an early 14-0 lead. Alabama's next possession was highlighted by passes which were for over 10 yards including an AJ McCarron 22-yd pass to Kevin Norwood for the touchdown. Texas A&M would make it to midfield on their next possession but however, Texas A&M was panelized for offensive pass interference, and for a false start which forced them to punt. That concluded the 1st Quarter with a 14-7 lead for the Aggies.
Alabama started off the 2nd Quarter with an AJ McCarron 44-yd pass to DeAndrew White for a touchdown which tied the game at 14-14. On Texas A&M's next possession, they reached the Alabama 4-yd line but however, Johnny Manziel's pass was intercepted in the end zone by Cyrus Jones for a touchback. On Alabama's next possession, AJ McCarron had a 51-yd pass to Kenny Bell for a touchdown which put Alabama up 21-14. Alabama forced a 3-and-out on Texas A&M's next possession. On Alabama's next possession, T. J. Yeldon had a 4-yd run for a touchdown which put Alabama up 28-14. Texas A&M would not have enough time to take the ball to the end zone on their next drive which ended the 1st half with a 28-14 Alabama lead.
Texas A&M started off the 3rd Quarter by forcing a 3-and-out on Alabama. On Texas A&M's 1st possession of the 2nd half, Johnny Manziel's 30-yd pass was intercepted by Vinnie Sunseri and he returned it for 73 yards for a pick six which gave Alabama a 35-14 lead. Texas A&M's next possession was highlighted by running plays and to finish off the drive, Johnny Manziel had a 14-yd pass to Malcome Kennedy for a touchdown which cut the Alabama lead to 35-21. Alabama's next drive would be highlighted by running plays too which included a Kenyan Drake 3-yd run for touchdown which put Alabama up 42-21. Alabama forced a 3-and-out on Texas A&M's next possession. Alabama was also forced to punt on their next possession. That concluded the 3rd Quarter with Alabama up 42-21.
Texas A&M got a quick touchdown on their 1st possession of the 4th quarter with a Johnny Manziel 12-yd pass to Malcome Kennedy for a touchdown which cut the Alabama lead to 42-28. On Alabama's next possession, T. J. Yeldon brought Alabama to the 1-yd line but however, he fumbled the ball on the 3-yd line and Shaan Washington recovered the ball for a turnover. On Texas A&M's next possession, Johnny Manziel had a 95-yd pass to Mike Evans for a touchdown which cut the Alabama lead to 42-35. On Alabama's next possession, T. J. Yeldon brought the tide to the 5-yd line and a AJ McCarron 5-yd pass to Jalston Flower for a touchdown would give Alabama a 49-35 lead. Texas A&M's next drive was highlighted by passes and a Johnny Manziel 4-yd pass to Malcome Kennedy for a touchdown which cut the Alabama lead to 49-42. Texas A&M onside kick attempt was failed and Alabama recovered it which won the game for Alabama 49-42 and gave them revenge off of last years loss to Texas A&M at Alabama.
Several records were set during this game. The 628 yards of total offense by the A&M offense were the most ever surrendered by an Alabama defense in the history of the program. For his career-high 334 yards on 20 of 29 passing and four touchdowns, AJ McCarron was recognized as the SEC Offensive Player of the Week. The victory improved Alabama's all-time record against the Aggies to 4–2. Johnny Manziel's 464 passing yards was a school record for single game passing yards. Mike Evans's 279 receiving yards was a school record in single game receiving yards.
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