The Crimson Tide snapped its 21-game home-winning streak with the first home loss since 2019
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The No. 3/3 Alabama football team dropped a 34-24 decision to No. 11/10 Texas Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Longhorns trailed by a field goal entering the fourth quarter of play but scored three touchdowns in less than a six-minute span to pull away for the victory.
The loss was Alabama’s first at home since Nov. 9, 2019 (lost 46-41 to then-No. 1 LSU), while it’s the first time since Nov. 17, 2007 that the Tide has lost a non-conference home game (lost 21-14 to Louisiana-Monroe). The defeat not only ended UA’s 21-game overall home-winning streak, but also snapped a streak of 43 consecutive home wins over non-conference opponents.
Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe finished the night with 299 yards of combined offense, passing for 255 yards and a pair of touchdowns through the air while also rushing for 44 yards on 15 carries. Kobe Prentice had five receptions for 68 yards while Jermaine Burton (2 receptions, 58 yards) and Amari Niblack (2 receptions, 45 yards) each found the back of the endzone.
Defensively, the Tide was led by Caleb Downs and Trezman Marshall, who each finished with 10 tackles, while Deontae Lawson added eight tackles.
Texas’ Quinn Ewers led the offensive attack in the win, throwing for 349 yards on 24-of-38 passing and three touchdowns.
- Alabama head coach Nick Saban lost for just the third time to non-conference opponents during the regular season and the first time falling to a non-conference foe since 2007 (lost 21-14 vs. Florida State [in Jacksonville] and 21-14 vs. Louisiana-Monroe)
- With Saturday’s loss to the Longhorns, the Crimson Tide snapped a 57-game winning streak against non-conference foes in the regular season, including a 43-game winning streak at Bryant-Denny Stadium
- Before tonight’s loss, Alabama’s 21-game home winning streak was the fourth-longest in Bryant-Denny Stadium history
- Saban falls to 28-3 in 31 all-time matchups when facing one of his former assistants (1-1 vs. Steve Sarkisian)
- With his three field goals on the night, placekicker Will Reichard now has 442 career points which moves him into 23rd on the NCAA’s all-time career
- Reichard connected on a 51-yard field goal in the loss against Texas – the sixth career kick of 50 or more yards of his career moving him into second on the school’s list behind Van Tiffin’s seven (1983-86)
How It Happened
- 04:42 – UT | Texas was first on the board following a 32-yard field goal from Bert Auburn to cap off a 10-play drive
- 14:55 – UA | After a 12-play, 51-yard drive, Will Reichard tied the game with a 42-yard field goal
- 13:26 – UT | The game’s first touchdown came when Xavier Worthy connected with Quinn Ewers for a 44-yard reception to finish off a four-play, 75-yard drive in 1:29
- 04:05 – UT | A 82-yard 14-play drive ended with a field goal from Auburn that gave Texas a 10-point advantage
- 00:13 – UA | Reichard finished the half with a 30-yard field goal after taking eight plays to go 54 yards in 1:34
- 11:04 – UA | The second half started with a 51-yard field goal from Reichard following a seven-play drive that covered 42 yards in 3:56
- 00:14 – UA | The Tide’s first lead of the game came on its first touchdown when Jalen Milroe found Jermaine Burton for a 49-yard score ending a five-play, 59-yard drive in 2:38
- 14:05 – UT | Texas regained the lead for good by going 75 yards on seven plays, capped by seven-yard touchdown pass
- 13:50 – UT | After an interception, the Longhorns found paydirt 15 seconds later on a 5-yard touchdown rush from Jonathan Brooks
- 11:08 – UA | Milroe connected with Amari Niblack for a 39-yard touchdown ending a six-play 75-yard drive. The ensuing two-point conversion brought the Tide within a field goal at 27-24
- 08:23 – UT | A 39-yard touchdown strike from Quinn Ewers to Adonai Mitchell finished off a seven play, 75-yard drive that took 2:$5 off the clock
- Alabama will take to the road for the first time this season, traveling to Tampa to square off with USF next Saturday, Sept. 16
- The Crimson Tide and Bulls are scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff on ABC