Game Planning Begins for Alabama Football’s Saturday Contest with Texas A&M


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama football team practiced in full pads for two hours at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for this weekend’s matchup with Texas A&M.

The Tide began to narrow its focus on stopping a high-powered Aggie offense that ranks second in the conference in total offense. The two teams will square off this Saturday, Oct. 7, at 6:15 p.m. CT at Kyle Field. ESPN will air the game with Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe calling the action for the second week in a row.

Alabama and Texas A&M will meet for the 10th time on Saturday. The Crimson Tide leads the all-time series, 7-2, and won last year’s meeting, 33-14, in Tuscaloosa. The last four meetings between the two teams have finished in the Tide’s favor, including a 41-23 win in UA’s last trip to College Station in 2015. Alabama head coach Nick Saban is 4-1 in his career against the Aggies, with all of the meetings occurring during his tenure with the Crimson Tide. Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin is 1-4 all-time against UA.