It will be relatively close at half time but there will not be a second half let down or in the redzone fumble on a hand-off the way there was against LSU.
It's not rocket surgery!
We didn't suddenly forget how to play defense, and little Johnnie aint playing a road game against Boerne High School.
I think this is a survival game pure and simple. I'll take a one point victory and then we can rest and heal and should easily take care of WC and the Barn before we go play the Dawgs.
I am going 24-21 Bama. I just don't think our D will be able to stop your rushing attack. I think we will score a few times, but like LSU and FL in the 2nd half a ball control offense will keep us off the field.
Our average game: Score 65% more than the opposing defense averages, and hold defense to 32% of opponent's offensive average.
A&M's average game: Score 61% more than the opposing defense averages, and hold defense to 74% of opponent's offensive average.
Our average score: 38-9
A&M's average score: 42-23
Our average SEC score:38-10
A&M's average SEC score: 38-19
Our offenses look like they are pretty much statistically even. Our defense (no surprise) looks to be the difference.
Expected score: 33-14, Alabama
Ole Miss - AL: 33-14 (@AL) vs. aTm: 30-27 (@OM)
Arkansas - AL: 52-0 (@AR) vs. aTm: 58-10 (@aTm)
LSU - AL: 21-17 (@LSU) vs. aTm: 19-24 (@aTm)
MSU - AL: 38-7 (@AL) vs. aTm: 38-13 (@MSU)
Average: AL: 36-10; aTm: 36-19
Same story: Same offense; defense adv. to AL
Last edited by GreatDanish; November 6th, 2012 at 02:25 PM.
Good guys win 34 - 17.
Bama 42, TAMU 7
44-16 Bama of course..
I think our offense is actually the side of the ball that comes out with something to prove. Assuming everyone is healthy, I think they have trouble stopping our run game at home and when they cheat up, they cannot play our WR man to man. They will score, especially on our tired defense. I'm guessing us mid 30s maybe better, them low 20s. To be safe say 34-21. May not be that close, but CNS will call off the dogs as soon as he feels like it is safe to do so. Hate to credit him, but it's the Lou Holtz thing now; we don't have to be the best team in football, just the best team in the stadium.
Alabama Crimson Tide - 30
Texas Agriculture and Mechanical University - 17
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - George Orwell
Texas A&M 21 (First team to score 20+ on us since 11/19/11)