Crimson and maroon: color wheel chaos, a debate for the ages. What makes the colors so different?
In this circumstance it is an undefeated No. 1 ranked team versus a 3-2 unranked team. The undefeated Crimson Tide are heading to Texas to take on the Aggies on Saturday with an 8 p.m. kickoff.
The reigning National Champs are holding strong so far this season. Alabama is 5-0 as it approaches the halfway point of its season. They are 2-0 in SEC play and coming off of a Top 25 victory over No. 17 Ole Miss.
Sophomore quarterback Bryce Young has 1,365 passing yards and 17 touchdowns this season. In the season-opener, Young was 27/38 in completions with four touchdowns. Against Mercer, he was 19/27 with three touchdowns.
Their SEC opener against Florida, Young was 22/35 with another three touchdowns. When hosting Southern Mississippi, he was 20/22 and racked up five touchdowns. Finally, in last week’s game against Ole Miss, he was 20/26 with only two touchdowns.
Texas A&M Quarterbacks
Haynes King was the original starting QB for the Aggies. In the season-opener against Kent State, he was 21/33 with two touchdowns. Against Colorado, King suffered an ankle fracture that took him out of the game. Before that, he was 1/2 with no scores.
After King’s injury, sophomore Zach Calzada stepped into the starting QB role. In week two against Colorado, Calzada was 18/38 with one touchdown. Then, against New Mexico he was 19/33 with three touchdowns. In his game at Arkansas, he was 20/36, but had no scores. Finally, in last week’s game against Mississippi State, Calzada was 12/20 with one touchdown.
Head coach for Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher, was at a time, an assistant coach under Nick Saban during part of his tenure at LSU. Fisher said he has a lot of respect for Saban and the Alabama team he has developed.