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Aggies & Tide In Big Time SEC Matchup

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NCAA College FootballIn case you missed it, Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies were the only team to have defeated the two time BCS Champion Alabama Crimson Tide all last season.  And they did it on the Tide’s home turf in Tuscaloosa.

In fact, the last time that Alabama lost a game was again at home at Bryant-Denny Stadium back on November 5th, 2011 when they went down to defeat at the hands of the LSU Tigers in overtime by a final score of 9-6 on national television. They came back to defeat LSU for the BCS Championship game in the season finale.

Then in 2012, the 13.5 point underdog Aggies beat the Tide in an upset victory by a final score of 29-24. Alabama Head Coach can’t have been too happy about that and several sports writers and commentators have made comments about the upcoming game with Texas A&M as some kind of  ‘grudge match’ with Saban and his players seeking revenge for their single defeat last season.

Looking at the stats, we find that Saban and the Tide are 7-1 both SU or Straight Up and ATS or Against the Spread in next season revenge spots. It is not going to be an easy game for either team at College Station on Saturday afternoon.

Currently the Las Vegas line is at -7.5 for Alabama.  Some might be thinking that 7.5 is still a lot of points to be giving last year’s Heisman Trophy winner and a tough Aggie football team. Texas A&M is not going to lie down for the mighty Nick Saban…. as they shouldn’t.

The media is going to have a field day before, during and after the game.  No matter who wins…no matter what happens.  CBS Sports is even going to the extreme of providing us with a ‘Johnny Cam’ which will ensure that there will always be a camera on Johnny Manziel…for the duration of the game.  How weird is that?

So we have the defending national championship team going up against the defending Heisman Trophy winner. Actually it was the Aggies victory over Alabama last year that really got Johnny Football’s campaign started for the Heisman race.

As for Johnny Manziel, his off-field antics aside, he seemed to have picked up right where he left off last year…scrambling around the field in his own jerky style and throwing touchdown passes.  It’s going to be a great SEC matchup!

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