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Allen's TD helps No. 1 Alabama overpower No. 6 Aggies, 33-14

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) When Alabama couldn't shake Texas A&M in a battle of unbeaten, Top 10 teams, it was Jonathan Allen's scoop-and-score defensive touchdown that effectively brushed aside the latest would-be challenger.

What else?

A star defensive end, Allen returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown in the final seconds of the third quarter to help Alabama beat the sixth-ranked Aggies 33-14 Saturday and continue a non-offensive scoring streak that's as impressive as those 20 consecutive wins.

The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) moved on as the powerhouse league's last unbeaten team, getting yet another in a long string of defensive scores. Allen scooped up the ball after Ryan Anderson knocked it loose from Keith Ford to finally build a cushion over the Aggies (6-1, 4-1), who led 14-13 well into the third.

''You know you don't think about it,'' Allen said. ''It's all reaction. We just train ourselves to pick up all loose balls in practices and it's good to see it happening in the game.''

It's happening again and again.

The score was 20-14 when Allen extended Alabama's streak to 10 games with a score on defense or special teams, pushing the season's total to 12. Allen now has scored twice on fumble returns.

''I think that was the real turning point in the game, because it changed the momentum of the game,'' Tide coach Nick Saban said. ''Those plays are always huge in games, but that one was especially huge.''

The Tide, however, sustained a big loss when safety Eddie Jackson was injured in the fourth quarter and didn't come back after a punt return. Saban said Jackson, a senior and team leader, is out for the season with a broken leg.

Alabama's freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts then galloped 37 yards for another score, stepping out of a defender's grasp and making a nifty move to get past another. The Tide was rolling again, a powerful encore to easy wins over ranked Tennessee and Arkansas teams.

The Aggies seemed poised to put up the biggest fight, with a defense that kept the pressure on Hurts and a handful of big runs by quarterback Trevor Knight. Then Allen and Anderson changed that in an instant. Costly penalties hurt the Aggies, too, including a roughing the passer penalty to keep Alabama's go-ahead touchdown drive going earlier in the third.

''You really have five minutes in the game that determined what happened,'' Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said. ''We extended the drive with the roughing the passer, then we extended the drive again, I think it was an offsides. So you back that up with a fumble returned for a touchdown in a game like this, against a team like that, that can't happen.''

Alabama racked up five sacks of Knight, who had engineered Oklahoma's Sugar Bowl upset of Alabama as a redshirt freshman with a 348-yard, four-touchdown performance. He passed for 164 and ran for 24 in the semi-rematch.

Hurts passed for 166 yards and rushed for 93 more, throwing for a pair of touchdowns while getting intercepted twice. Damien Harris rushed 17 times for 126 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas A&M: The Aggies led deeper into the game than any other `Bama opponent, the 6:33 mark of the third quarter. Knight made some plays with his running but was also given little time to hit receivers downfield by Allen & Co. Knight threw a pick on the first play after the defense intercepted Hurts in Alabama territory. The SEC's top running team was held to 114 yards.

Alabama: Dominated the stat sheet (303 yards to 150) in the first half but settled for two short field goals and Adam Griffith missed a third. It was enough to keep it in doubt. The defense gave up back-to-back long TD drives late in the second quarter and to open the third, but delivered big plays when it had to.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Alabama was already a near-unanimous No. 1 , but this could cause the lone holdout voter to reconsider. Texas A&M shouldn't veer too far out of the Top 10 despite the lopsided final score.

UP NEXT

Alabama has an open date before visiting No. 25 LSU.

Texas A&M gets a break from SEC games against New Mexico State.

Key Players
T. Knight 8 QB
1664 YDs, 11 TDs, 6 INTs
J. Hurts 2 QB
1551 YDs, 11 TDs, 5 INTs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 12:27
99-A.Griffith extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
33
Touchdown 12:27
2-J.Hurts scrambles
3
plays
47
yds
01:17
pos
14
32
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 0:21
2-J.Hurts incomplete. Intended for 88-O.Howard.
plays
yds
pos
14
26
Touchdown 0:31
7-K.Ford to TXAM 32
7
plays
1
yds
02:08
pos
14
26
Point After TD 6:33
99-A.Griffith extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
20
Touchdown 6:33
2-J.Hurts complete to 3-C.Ridley. 3-C.Ridley runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
16
plays
92
yds
06:15
pos
14
19
Point After TD 12:54
36-D.LaCamera extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
13
Touchdown 12:54
8-T.Knight complete to 3-C.Kirk. 3-C.Kirk runs 25 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
85
yds
02:06
pos
13
13
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:38
36-D.LaCamera extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
13
Touchdown 0:38
8-T.Knight complete to 11-J.Reynolds. 11-J.Reynolds runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
80
yds
01:42
pos
6
13
Point After TD 12:59
99-A.Griffith extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
13
Touchdown 12:59
2-J.Hurts complete to 88-O.Howard. 88-O.Howard runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
65
yds
02:01
pos
0
12
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:48
99-A.Griffith 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
13
plays
62
yds
5:02
pos
0
6
Field Goal 12:02
99-A.Griffith 32 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
60
yds
2:16
pos
0
3
1st Downs 17 28
Rushing 9 19
Passing 7 7
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 5-16 7-14
4th Down Conv 1-3 0-1
Total Net Yards 328 455
Total Plays 69 82
Avg Gain 4.8 5.5
Net Yards Rushing 114 285
Rush Attempts 38 57
Avg Rush Yards 3.0 5.0
Net Yards Passing 214 170
Comp. - Att. 14-31 15-25
Yards Per Pass 6.9 6.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 5-50 2-4
Penalties - Yards 9-81 7-44
Touchdowns 2 4
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 2 2
Other 0 1
Turnovers 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 2-1 1-0
Int. Thrown 1 2
Punts - Avg 6-42.5 2-53.5
Return Yards 104 60
Punts - Returns 1-2 2-21
Kickoffs - Returns 5-96 2-39
Int. - Returns 2-6 1-0
Kicking 2/2 5/6
Extra Points 2/2 3/3
Field Goals 0/0 2/3
Safeties 0 0
1234T
9 Texas A&M 6-1077014
1 Alabama 8-06713733
214 PASS YDS 170
114 RUSH YDS 285
328 TOTAL YDS 455
Texas A&M
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Knight 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
45.2% 164 2 1 104.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.4% 1664 11 6 119.1
T. Knight 14/31 164 2 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Ford 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 62 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
64 304 3
K. Ford 15 62 0 15
T. Knight 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
78 526 9
T. Knight 13 24 0 27
T. Williams 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
91 727 5
T. Williams 9 23 0 11
K. Bussey 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 85 0
K. Bussey 1 5 0 5
C. Kirk 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 36 0
C. Kirk 1 -6 0 -6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Kirk 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
9 58 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
49 410 5
C. Kirk 9 58 1 25
J. Tabuyo 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 182 0
J. Tabuyo 1 33 0 33
J. Reynolds 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 27 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 515 5
J. Reynolds 2 27 1 18
R. Seals-Jones 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 200 0
R. Seals-Jones 1 25 0 25
K. Ford 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 75 0
K. Ford 1 21 0 21
S. Noil 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 116 1
S. Noil 0 0 0 0
T. Williams 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 71 0
T. Williams 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
S. Washington 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
S. Washington 9-1 0.0 0
N. Harvey 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
N. Harvey 6-0 0.0 0
A. Watts 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 2 0.0
A. Watts 6-0 0.0 0
D. Hall 10 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
D. Hall 5-1 0.0 0
D. Mack 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
D. Mack 5-0 0.0 0
M. Garrett 15 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
M. Garrett 4-3 0.0 0
P. Willis 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
P. Willis 3-0 0.0 0
J. Evans 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 4 0.0
J. Evans 3-0 0.0 1
A. Sezer Jr. 17 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
A. Sezer Jr. 3-0 0.0 0
T. Dodson 25 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
T. Dodson 3-1 0.0 0
O. Alaka 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
O. Alaka 3-2 0.0 0
K. Keke 88 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
K. Keke 3-0 0.0 0
C. George 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
C. George 2-1 0.0 1
D. Wilson 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Wilson 2-0 0.0 0
Z. Henderson 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
Z. Henderson 1-1 0.0 0
L. Pryor 11 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Pryor 1-0 0.0 0
H. Walker 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
H. Walker 1-0 0.0 0
R. Chevis 13 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Chevis 1-0 0.0 0
N. Ellis 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
N. Ellis 1-0 0.0 0
R. Moore 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Moore 1-0 0.0 0
J. Johnson 40 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Johnson 1-0 1.0 0
T. Moton 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Moton 1-0 0.0 0
C. Chattman 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Chattman 1-0 0.0 0
Q. Cunningham 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
Q. Cunningham 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. LaCamera 36 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 2/2
SEASON FG XP
12/16 31/31
D. LaCamera 0/0 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Tripucka 46 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 42.5 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
39 43.4 3
S. Tripucka 6 42.5 3 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Evans 14 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 21.8 16 0
J. Evans 2 16.0 16 0
K. Ford 7 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 21.0 18 0
K. Ford 1 18.0 18 0
S. Noil 2 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 20.8 14 0
S. Noil 1 14.0 14 0
C. Kirk 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 32.0 32 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 26.5 32 0
C. Kirk 1 32.0 32 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Kirk 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 4.7 2 0
C. Kirk 1 2.0 2 0
Alabama
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Hurts 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 166 2 2 126.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.1% 1551 11 5 140.2
J. Hurts 15/25 166 2 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Harris 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 128 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
86 700 1
D. Harris 17 128 0 30
J. Hurts 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 91 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
95 519 9
J. Hurts 21 91 1 37
B. Scarbrough 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 33 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 306 5
B. Scarbrough 8 33 0 16
J. Jacobs 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 33 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
54 378 3
J. Jacobs 11 33 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
O. Howard 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 70 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 279 2
O. Howard 8 70 1 21
A. Stewart 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 58 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 437 3
A. Stewart 2 58 0 46
C. Ridley 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 27 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
43 504 5
C. Ridley 4 27 1 9
J. Jacobs 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 86 0
J. Jacobs 1 11 0 11
M. Forristall 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 32 0
M. Forristall 0 0 0 0
D. Harris 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 74 1
D. Harris 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
Re. Foster 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
Re. Foster 9-2 0.0 0
J. Allen 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
J. Allen 5-0 1.0 0
L. Jones 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
L. Jones 4-0 0.0 0
R. Anderson 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
R. Anderson 4-0 0.0 0
R. Harrison 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 2 0.0
R. Harrison 4-1 0.0 0
E. Jackson 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
E. Jackson 3-0 0.0 0
T. Williams 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
T. Williams 3-0 2.0 0
M. Humphrey 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 2 0.0
M. Humphrey 3-0 0.0 1
M. Fitzpatrick 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 3 0.0
M. Fitzpatrick 2-0 0.0 0
D. Tomlinson 54 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
D. Tomlinson 2-1 1.0 0
A. Averett 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Averett 2-0 0.0 0
T. Brown 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Brown 2-0 0.0 0
T. Hall 24 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Hall 2-0 0.0 0
C. Miller 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Miller 1-0 0.0 0
D. Hand 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
D. Hand 1-0 1.0 0
R. Evans 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Evans 1-0 0.0 0
D. Payne 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Payne 1-1 0.0 0
J. Frazier 69 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Frazier 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Griffith 99 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 3/3
SEASON FG XP
10/15 43/43
A. Griffith 2/3 32 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Scott 15 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 53.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
28 47.5 0
J. Scott 2 53.5 0 60
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Ball 44 DL
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
D. Ball 1 16.0 16 0
A. Stewart 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
A. Stewart 1 23.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
E. Jackson 4 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 10.5 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 23.0 17 2
E. Jackson 2 10.5 17 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:57 TXAM 25 2:02 6 0 Punt
4:39 TXAM 14 3:07 6 25 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:53 TXAM 17 2:26 9 43 Punt
7:19 TXAM 22 1:06 3 2 Punt
2:20 TXAM 20 1:42 8 80 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TXAM 25 2:06 8 75 TD
6:26 TXAM 37 1:09 4 16 Punt
2:39 TXAM 34 2:08 7 27 TD
0:16 TXAM 18 0:00 1 3
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TXAM 21 1:04 2 -9 Punt
12:19 TXAM 32 1:55 8 28
5:03 TXAM 41 3:11 12 24
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BAMA 25 2:58 8 60 FG
9:48 BAMA 27 5:00 12 62 FG
1:18 BAMA 12 1:08 4 7
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BAMA 35 2:01 6 65 TD
10:18 BAMA 1 2:45 7 9 Punt
6:06 BAMA 43 0:40 2 0 INT
5:10 BAMA 25 2:45 7 63 FG Miss
0:31 BAMA 38 0:26 5 17 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:48 BAMA 23 6:15 16 77 TD
5:06 BAMA 17 2:17 4 2 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:44 TXAM 47 1:17 3 47 TD
10:18 BAMA 40 5:09 9 19
1:47 BAMA 42 1:19 5 28