Texas A&M upsets No. 1 Alabama, shocks college football world

Aggies quarterback Zach Calzada gave a heroic performance and Seth Small kicked a 28-yard field goal to give Texas A&M the 41-38 victory over No. 1 Alabama.

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Texas A&M quarterback Zach Calzada looks for a receiver during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Ott. 9, 2021, a College Station, Texas.

Texas A&M quarterback Zach Calzada looks for a receiver during the first half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Alabama on Saturday, Ott. 9, 2021, a College Station, Texas. (Foto AP/Sam Craft)

Calzada was 21-for-31 with 285 cantieri di passaggio, tre passaggi da touchdown e un intercetto. Nel suo passaggio da touchdown decisivo per Ainias Smith, è caduto con un apparente infortunio alla gamba e ha dovuto essere aiutato fuori dal campo. Alla fine si è scrollato di dosso e ha portato gli Aggies in fondo al campo per preparare lo Small kick.

The upset shocked the college football world.

Texas A&M ha avuto il controllo per tutto il primo tempo. Calzada ha avuto due passaggi da touchdown nel primo quarto: uno per Smith e l'altro per Jalen Wydermyer. Isaiah Spiller ha segnato un touchdown di 15 yard. Gli Aggies hanno preso a 24-10 portare a metà.

But you can never count out Alabama.

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Texas A&M tight end Jalen Wydermyer (85) celebrates with wide receiver Ainias Smith (0) after scoring a touchdown agent Alabama during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Ott. 9, 2021, a College Station, Texas.

Texas A&M tight end Jalen Wydermyer (85) celebrates with wide receiver Ainias Smith (0) after scoring a touchdown agent Alabama during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Ott. 9, 2021, a College Station, Texas. (Foto AP/Sam Craft)

Alabama blocked a punt and recovered the ball in the end zone in hopes of turning the tide. On the kick off, Aggies returner Devon Achane returned a kick 96 yards for a touchdown. Texas A&M was hanging tough.

The Crimson Tide then scored 21 straight points to take a 38-31 condurre con 5 minutes remaining in the game. Calzada, who wasn’t even the starting quarterback to start the season, led a 6-play, 65-yard drive to tie the game. He then led an 8-play, 54-yard drive to give Small the game-winning field goal.

Texas A&M running back Isaiah Spiller (28) breaks away from Alabama linebacker Henry To'oTo'o (10) for a first down during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Ott. 9, 2021, a College Station, Texas.

Texas A&M running back Isaiah Spiller (28) breaks away from Alabama linebacker Henry To’oTo’o (10) for a first down during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Ott. 9, 2021, a College Station, Texas. (Foto AP/Sam Craft)

It’s the first time Nick Saban has ever lost to a former assistant coach – this one coming to Jimbo Fisher. It’s Alabama’s first loss since Nov. 30, 2019, when they lost by three to Auburn.

Bryce Young made some great throws in trying to get the team back in the game. He finished with 369 passing yards and three touchdown passes along with an early interception.

Bryce Young #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs out of the pocket in the first half against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on October 09, 2021 a College Station, Texas.

Bryce Young #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs out of the pocket in the first half against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on October 09, 2021 a College Station, Texas. (Foto di Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Brian Robinson Jr. ran for 147 yards but didn’t score.

Jameson Williams had 10 ricevimenti per 146 iarde e due punteggi. Roydell Williams had the other touchdown catch.

There will definitely be a new No. 1 team come Sunday afternoon. Georgia is likely to get the new No. 1 ranking with possibly Iowa being No. 2.

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