Bryce Younger’s late-game heroics saved No. 1 Alabama with a 20-19 road win at Texas. Alabama kicker Will Reichard sealed the victory with a 33-yard subject objective with 10 seconds left within the recreation. The kick got here on the finish of a wild fourth quarter which featured two subject targets for Texas, Bryce Younger’s first passing landing and a turnover on downs for Alabama with lower than 4 minutes to go.
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Although Younger was lower than stellar via the primary three quarters of the sport, partly as a result of drops, his fourth quarter play was simply sufficient to safe the victory. On an 11-play, 75-yard drive — the one fourth quarter possession to finish in a landing — Younger labored magic by going 6 for 8, passing for 51 yards with 17 yards dashing, one fourth down conversion and a 7-yard landing go to Jahmyr Gibbs. Younger’s magical fourth quarter helped redeem his stats as he completed the sport with 251 whole yards and one landing.
Gibbs completed with 74 yards on a crew excessive 9 catches, whereas RB Jase McClellan, who scored Alabama’s solely different landing through the day, completed with a game-high 97 dashing yards.
Although Alabama escaped with the victory, it wasn’t fairly. Alabama charted 15 penalties through the recreation, probably the most ever through the Saban period, and narrowly escaped an upset as a result of a valiant effort from Texas.
Regardless of this loss, the Longhorns put the world on discover. QB Quinn Ewers went down early with an obvious left shoulder harm after throwing a powerful 9 for 12 for 134 yards. However then his again up stepped up. Sophomore QB Hudson Card led the Longhorns to a number of scoring drives and completed the sport going 14 for 22 for 158 yards. Kicker Bert Auburn, who contributed 4 subject targets, kicked the go-ahead subject objective with 1:29 left.
This addition to the stat sheet, nonetheless, left an excessive amount of time on the clock for Nick Saban and the Tide, who finally charged down the sphere and notched a game-winning subject objective from Reichard, taking the chance for a “(Bert) Auburn seals upset over No. 1 Alabama” headline with it. As an alternative, Alabama took the win within the packages’ first common season assembly since 1922.
Texas will look to bounce again from at present’s loss subsequent week in one other dwelling recreation towards UT San Antonio. Alabama strikes to 2-0 on the yr and heads again to Tuscaloosa for a Week 3 matchup towards UL Monroe.