Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — Seventh ranked Alabama (5-1) will host No. 21 Texas A&M (5-2) in a huge SEC matchup on Saturday.
Alabama’s offense has struggled the last three games and the team is coming off a 14-13 win over Arkansas last weekend.
Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban understands the expectations this team has and is preparing them for another tough game.
“We’re going to certainly have to be at our best to do a good job of trying to get them stopped, and also to control the ball on offense so they don’t have it all the time,” Saban said. “Those things are really critical in a game like this.”
Texas A&M won last year’s showdown in a 49-42 slugfest and Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin was asked about his favorite memories at Tuscaloosa.
“We’ve had two great football games, games that really went down to the last play,” Sumlin said on Tuesday. “We won one and lost one. Going back over there, it’s a great atmosphere, a great crowd, a loud place. They’ve got a tremendous amount of pride in their program and they should, with the number of national championships and the number of wins.”
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