That is why individuals can’t give up Texas. They’ve all of the expertise to hold with and beat the perfect groups within the nation even with a backup QB, and like Mikey with a quantity in Swingers, fuck it up. The remainder of the SEC watching needs that model of Alabama exhibits as much as convention play, however nonetheless somebody has to cease their operating sport and harass Bryce Younger all sport. Properly, 59-ish minutes of the sport.
With the offensive line struggling to guard him or constantly open holes, and receivers dropping passes for a lot of the sport, Younger drove the Crimson Tide down the sector with relative ease, culminating in him Houdini-ing his manner out of a sack and into subject objective vary.
Alabama would go on to make the sector objective and win the sport, 20-19.
Texas No. 2 quarterback Hudson Card made simply sufficient throws to earn a lead late, and it’s cheap to say that had Quinn Ewers not gotten damage, Texas would’ve received this sport. On the half, Steve Sarkisian mentioned he was going to maintain operating his stuff, and if taking part in for subject targets as a substitute of touchdowns is his stuff, then possibly they nonetheless lose if Ewers doesn’t get roughed up.
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Texas obtained contained in the Bama 20-yard line 5 instances, and walked away with one landing and three subject targets on 4 makes an attempt. One drive early within the fourth quarter was significantly egregious, operating for all intents and functions a fullback dive on second and 5 earlier than kicking a subject objective to go up 16-10. Younger answered to make it 17-16 with the Tide’s first actual sustained drive of the sport. It was their first of three, the second of which ended on fourth and one and gave Texas the prospect to kick a go-ahead subject objective with a minute and alter left, and the ultimate was for the game-winning subject objective.
All the afternoon in Austin was drunk and sweaty, and it’s arduous to be ok with Nick Saban’s unit after they escaped Austin regardless of 100 yards in penalties. I’m fairly positive the refs both had warmth stroke, or a few Shiners themselves. It was poorly officiated all through with prolonged critiques, and Longhorns’ followers have a authentic gripe with an incomplete move name that ought to’ve been at the very least intentional grounding for a security if not only a security.
As a substitute, that was referred to as roughing the passer with focusing on, however the ref misspoke and needed to retract it earlier than delivering the ultimate verdict that you just couldn’t hear as a result of the gang was booing so loudly. (Within the occasion of focusing on with roughing the passer, the roughing would stand no matter if it was focusing on. Had the Tide been given 15 yards and a primary down for that, the gang would have rioted.)
Recommendation to anybody doing something in Austin tonight aside from hiding beneath the covers and ready for Sunday, don’t. Go dwelling. Ruminating on that loss will solely make you mad, and Candy Residence Alabama goes to be caught in your head at the very least via brunch in case you go wherever close to celebrating Tide followers.