By Bobby Pollier, EnStars | Nov 10, 2012 03:26 PM EST
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Texas A&M (7-2, 4-2 SEC) will make the trek to Alabama (9-0,6-0) on Saturday afternoon with the hopes of pulling out an upset against the defending BCS national champions. If the Crimson Tide racks up another victory as expected, they can secure another spot in the SEC championship game. On the other hand, the underdog Aggies, who haven't performed too shabby themselves, will not be a cake walk for Nick Saban's heavily favored team.
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With their superb athleticism, the Crimson Tide defenders will have the clear-cut advantage in their matchup against the Texas A&M attack. However, if the Aggies can mimic LSU's offensive performance from a week ago, they may have a shot at effectively moving the football down the field against Alabama.
Tigers' signal caller Zach Mettenberger actually put up a career-high performance versus the Crimson Tide , which does indicate that Texas A&M signal caller Johnny Manziel has the capability to do even more. However, the QB must effectively incorporate the team's ground game in order to keep the tough Alabama secondary on its toes.
Crimson Tide Heisman Trophy-candidate A.J. McCarron proved his calmness under pressure on his final drive against LSU last week. The quarterback will surely look to WR Amari Cooper as his primary target out of the pocket. Also, McCarron will most certainly try to utilize the rush behind Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon. However, he'll still have to watch out for the dangerous Damontre Moore, who'll be leading the Aggies' pass rush. Moore is in the midst of a star-caliber season and could very well opt for the NFL Draft in 2013.
CLICK HERE to watch the Alabama Crimson Tide face off against the Texas A&M Aggies via free live stream. Coverage of the NCAA matchup is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. CT on Nov. 10.
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