This is why people can’t quit Texas. They have all the talent to play with and beat the best teams in the country even with a backup QB, and like Mikey with some in the Swingers, damn it. The rest of the SEC tracked down the desire that Alabama’s version showed up for conference play, but still someone had to stop their running game and harass Bryce Young all the way. Well, 59 minutes of the game.
With the attackers struggling to defend him or constantly leaving holes and the pass receiver to fall for most of the game, Young drove the Crimson Tide down the field with relative ease. , culminating in him Houdini leaping out of the sack and into the yard. target range.
Alabama continued to score and won with a score of 20-19.
Texas number 2 fullback Hudson Card made just enough throws to take the lead late in the game, and it’s reasonable to say that if Quinn Ewers hadn’t been injured, Texas would have won the game. At half-time, Steve Sarkisian said he would keep running his business, and that if playing for the field instead of touch was his thing, they would probably still have lost if Ewers hadn’t come up.
Texas got inside Bama’s 20-yard line five times, and went through with one touchdown and three on-court goals in four attempts. One drive at the start of the fourth quarter was particularly serious, running for all intents and purposes, a full-back diving in second and fifth before shooting on goal to make it 16-10 . Young responded to go 17-16 with the first time that Tide really lasted long in the game. It was their first of three games, the second finished fourth and one and gave Texas a chance to kick in the lead for a minute and switch left, and the final was the goal. Win is for the winning game.
All afternoon in Austin drunk and sweaty, and it’s hard to feel good about Nick Saban’s unit after they get out of Austin despite the 100 yards fine. I’m pretty sure the refs either had a heat stroke, or a few Shiners. It’s been badly done throughout with lengthy reviews, and Longhorns fans have a legitimate gripe with an inadequate pass call that’s at least intentional to make sure. safe if not just a safety.
Instead, that’s called baffling passersby with targeting, but the ref misses and has to be retracted before giving a final verdict you can’t hear because the crowd booes so loudly. (In the case of targeting with a rough passerby, the rough action will stand still regardless of whether it is targeting or not. If the Tide is brought out 15 yards and knocks out the passerby for the first time, the mobs the east will rebel.)
Advice to anyone doing anything in Austin tonight other than hiding under covers and waiting for Sunday, don’t. Go home. Rumors of that loss will only infuriate you, and Sweet Home Alabama will stay in your head at least through brunch if you go anywhere near Tide fans.