TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama football team went through a final 90-minute practice in shells on Thursday afternoon inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility. The last full session focused on special teams and put the final touches on a gameplan for No. 9/10 Texas A&M.
Saturday’s matchup will air live on CBS with Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Allie LaForce working the game. The game will mark the fourth time in as many years that Alabama and Texas A&M have squared off both ranked in the top 25.
The two teams will meet for only the eighth time in series history, with UA owning the 5-2 all-time advantage. The Crimson Tide is looking for its third straight win in the series after falling in Tuscaloosa in the initial conference matchup back during the 2012 season, TAMU’s first in the Southeastern Conference. Most recently, Alabama completed a 59-0 shutout win over Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa, the Tide’s largest win over a ranked opponent in school history.
Following the trip to College Station, Alabama will return home to face off with Tennessee for the annual “Third Saturday in October” matchup with the Vols. The two teams will square off at either 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS or 6 p.m. CT on ESPN, depending on the outcome of the Alabama-Texas A&M game. Head coach Nick Saban is a perfect 8-0 against the Volunteers while leading the Crimson Tide and owns an 11-1 record overall for his career. Most recently, Alabama came away with a 34-20 victory in Knoxville last season on Oct. 25.