- Below is an in-depth look at the Texas A&M-Alabama series.
The Texas A&M-Alabama football series doesn’t go as far back as some of the rivalries in the SEC, but it has become one of the most anticipated games of the regular season over the last few years since the Aggies joined the conference in 2012.
The Crimson Tide are always among the national championship favorites in college football betting while Texas A&M is usually buried. As division foes, these programs meet annually with no love lost, as we saw this past offseason when Saban called out Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher for buying his top-ranked recruiting class in the 2022 cycle.
Texas A&M vs. Alabama Series History
The Aggies and Crimson Tide have met 14 times, with the Tide holding a 11-3 edge in the standings. The first meeting was in 1942 in the first of two Cotton Bowl matchups (1-1).
Since joining the SEC, Texas A&M is 2-8 against Alabama. The Aggies won their first matchup as conference foes in 2012 as Johnny Manziel burst onto the scene. The Tide then rolled to eight straight before A&M coach Jimbo Fisher became the first Nick Saban assistant to beat him in 2021.
Texas A&M vs. Alabama All-Time Records
Week 2 of the 2022 college football season was wild as three top-10 teams went down in upsets. The Alabama Crimson Tide narrowly escaped an upset at Texas but lost their No. 1 ranking as they fell to No. 2 after the 20-19 win in Austin.
Texas A&M was not so fortunate. The fifth-ranked Aggies fell victim at home to Appalachian State 17-14. The loss sent A&M down to 24th nationally and has their fan base questioning whether or not head coach Jimbo Fisher is the person to take them to the next level.
Week 3 brings another substantial test for the Aggies as the 13th-ranked Miami Hurricanes come to College Station. A win for A&M could right the ship, while a loss will send them out of the top-25 and into full panic mode. Alabama hosts Louisiana-Monroe as they try and iron out the issues they had against Texas.
Nick Saban and the Tide will look to avenge last season’s loss when they welcome the Aggies on October 8.
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