In the latest edition of our Alabama report card, the top-ranked Crimson Tide survived a tough challenge from LSU thanks to a last-minute touchdown drive orchestrated by AJ McCarron. Voters in our poll, however, were not impressed with the Tide's overall performance, with just one unit on the team (the offensive line) earning an A for their performance in Baton Rouge.
Texas A&M was welcomed to the Southeastern Conference with a season-opening 20-17 loss to Florida.The Aggies then averaged 53 points in winning their next five games before losing 24-19 to LSU. They have averaged 50.5 points in winning their past two games, and now comes a 2:30 p.m. CDT game Saturday at top-rankeAlabama. “Based on the last couple of weeks, our team has developed a little more confidence,” first-year Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said Wednesday on the SEC coaches’ teleconference. “They’re looking forward to this opportunity.”